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Submitted by Queasy 859d ago | news

GTA 5 multiplayer still not completely playable more than 24 hours later

XMNR: After just over 24 hours from Grand Theft Auto V's multiplayer launch Tuesday, GTA Online appears to be playable for some PS3 and Xbox 360 owners but still not 100 percent. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

Tooly  +   859d ago
its ridiculous.
GamerzElite  +   859d ago
Same things happened to Max Payne 3 Multiplayer.
malokevi  +   859d ago
They warned us. How is it ridiculous? R* said the rollout might take a couple weeks to get right. How can any company adequately and realistically prepare for an influx of millions of players logging in from across the globe?

Simple answer: they can't. If you expect this has an easy, quick fix solution... then you expect too much. I haven't even bothered yet. I'll probably give it a try tonight... and be pleasantly surprised if I'm met with positive results.

People need to be patient. This is a massive undertaking, and they warned you ahead of time that it would be choppy. Go play the campaign if you're so strung out about it.
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Tooly  +   859d ago
idc bout nun you just said. They warned us yeah ,but we warned them when we brought the game all that money they made of consumers was their WARNING.
hobohunterz  +   859d ago
Q.Q More
3-4-5  +   859d ago
Yes it's very playable, so playable in fact that I spent 4 straight hours on GTA online yesterday and had a really fun time playing online.

Just because you can't get on, doesn't mean that is how it is for everyone.

Your problem is your problem, not my problem.

I know that sounds mean, but the distinction needs to be made.

People act like it's completely failing because THEY had a bad experience with it, as if THEIR experience is all that matters in this world. another game for a few hours or days or something.
GarrusVakarian  +   859d ago
Its working completely fine since a few hours ago.

Im on PS3 too. Forums were buzzing around 2 hours ago with news of it working.

24 hours after release and the majority of issues are sorted? Pretty impressive if you ask me.
Queasy  +   859d ago
It's a mixed bag. Some are reporting that they are getting on and playing fine. Some are reporting that they are getting on but have super long waits trying to find people to play with and some are reporting that they can't get on at all.

Even worse, some are reporting that the game is deleting their online character.
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HeyImBen11  +   859d ago
Its working, but definity not fine. Horrible long loadingtimes, some bugs and issues. And sometimes i still get kicked and can't rejoin.
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abusador  +   859d ago
Not impressive at all, most games are actually semi playable within the first day, yet this one was unplayable. Uncharted 2 and 3 mp was not delayed at all and had minor bugs but they were completely enjoyable day one!!!! as were so many other games!!! Giving rockstar a pass is ridiculous especially since they hit us with that waiting two weeks bs!!!! and that didnt help at all!!!


Bsssss When GTA5 mp went online thw whole of north america was in school or at work at 7 a.m.

Besides that you have games like COD sell a gazzilion and mp was playable day one, so whats your point? i dont even remember the last time i couldnt get into a launch mp game day one!!!! Sorry ou may give free passes but Rockstar doesn't get one on this.
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4logpc  +   859d ago
The amount of people playing uncharted 2 and 3 combined is still nowhere near GTA online.
XB1_PS4  +   859d ago
@4logpc That's undeniably true. The disagrees mean nothing.
Ripsta7th  +   859d ago
Hell nooo!! GtaO is a multiplat, way more people than Uncharted 2/3. In its first week it sold a billion didnt it?? Imagine how many people around the world are trying to play this
GarrusVakarian  +   859d ago
Yeah but most games don't set online world record numbers..............this game is bigger than any call of duty ever made.
MysticStrummer  +   859d ago
More people bought GTA5 in one week than bought UC2 and UC3 combined when they launched.
wickedthumbz  +   859d ago
Only 2 people from my crew of 56 were able to actually play so far. Now with the 2nd day we are so far behind it's no longer going to be as fun as it was supposed to be. SMH Epic Fail.
MysticStrummer  +   859d ago
"Its working completely fine since a few hours ago."

I still can't play, 3 hours after your comment.
GarrusVakarian  +   859d ago
Yeah seems to be that now that its later on in the day and more people are coming back from work, the servers are under stress again. Sucks.
claud3  +   859d ago
People should stop freaking complaining over this... It can not be fixed within a single day, because it is a lot of people trying to get on

So stop
abusador  +   859d ago
You make no sense, according to Rockstar they delayed the game two weeks so online mp could be ready, it was not ready and if anything was worse than most mp game launches that release mp portion when we buy retail version!!!!
claud3  +   859d ago
So you more or less saying, it should have been perfection within them two weeks

What lies

You can not surely think this
abusador  +   859d ago

Learn how to read and dont put your own fanboy spin on things. It should have been playable!!!!! which is has not been. Nowhere did i say it should be perfect, smh.

I made two posts on this topic and nowhere did i say it should be perfect but after two weeks wait it should be playable.
wickedthumbz  +   859d ago
Not only did they take an extra 2 weeks but they also pushed the initial release of the game back 2 months. So some of the issues if not all should have been resolved.

Rockstar dropped the ball big time and instead of admitting to it they are blaming US for supporting THEM.

For the 2 weeks that they were "getting ready" for this release they have only talked about how to charge us money for in game stuff. Like Money, and DLC.
Audiggity  +   859d ago
@ WickedThumbz! My friend! Good to see you again :)

For the record - the game was delayed for 4 months and the delay may have had nothing to do with multiplayer.

Also, everyone keeps mentioning the 2 week gap... as if it is some sort of massive amount of time to prepare for something of this magnitude. One thing you all forget is that the delay was largely intentional, and had less to do with the technical issues we are seeing now. Quotes from Dan Houser in an interview below, because, facts are much better to leverage than uneducated opinions:

"Houser said another reason that GTA Online didn't ship with GTA 5 is because they want to make sure gamers are prepared to invest a bit more time in their initial plunge into Rockstar's online world.

"I think we were concerned that some of our previous games, while they still had a very fun multiplayer component to them, it was almost like it was being cannibalized by the enormity of the single player game," he said. "People were just not focusing on it. So by moving it, we really wanted to go all in and make this much bigger, much more encompassing, a stand-alone product essentially.

"By making it separate you give people a reason to look at it as a different thing."

The gap between single-player and online also means that most players will have had enough time to develop a level of proficiency with both the game's controllers and its world before diving into the online elements."

Also, to revert back to your previous comments on how I don't know anything about online gaming - I actually run a team of developers, and we build games, these games are multiplayer and we use load balancing. Your assumption that you could have fixed this "And yes in my line of work I know exactly what could have solved this problem. And yes my suggestion to the problem would have made an excellent solution" is hilarious.

You are claiming that you are single-handedly smarter than a group of some of the world's top developers.
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Aleithian  +   859d ago
Agreed, especially when R* warned us about this and owned the problem, rather than pretending it doesn't exist and pussy-footing around.
MysticStrummer  +   859d ago
It should at least be playable in solo mode, and being able to invite a friend or two into your game shouldn't be out of the question either.

I do give Rockstar a little bit of a pass because of the numbers involved, but at the same time this is quite a debacle.

I also still can't believe that ridiculous character creation system.
-Foxtrot  +   859d ago
Bullcrap....the only two days I get off this week and the online still isn't playable

CaptainCamper  +   859d ago
Rockstar warned players that there would be problems. Anyone with previous online experience would know there would be problems.

Not making excuses for Rockstar and although I can fully understand the frustration it's causing, there's not really much point moaning about it :D
isa_scout  +   859d ago
I understand problems, and I was expecting problems,glitches, and bugs. After 24 hours and I still haven't been able to get online I would say these are more than just problems...It's broken as of right now.
AiirJordann23  +   859d ago
My online character was deleted. I had to redo it.
hankmoody  +   859d ago
It's gotten to a point where I'm just generating random characters due to how many I've lost because of corrupted saves.
DHGsilentwolf  +   859d ago
wow that must suck and i was going to go buy the game today hmm maybe ill go get a different game who knows
Mr-SellJack  +   859d ago
Rockstar North are noobs in the online department!!!mp is cr@p anyway,avoid
xXxBravo3xXx  +   859d ago
Entitled autists. Spoiled brats. "Oh no I can't wait this is ridiculous I DESERVE THIS NOW!"

Get over yourselves
Swiggins  +   859d ago
Pardon us for expecting that a service we paid money for actually work.

How're things up there in your Ivory Tower bro? Need anything?
_QQ_  +   859d ago
When you pay money for somthing you actually are entitled to it,stop trying to be the R* white knight.
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Heisenburger  +   859d ago
I completely empathize with hating all of the entitlement in thus day and age. However, I really don't see how this situation looks that way to you.

While most expected issues, I doubt many expected them to be this intense. Namely the imo horrid character creation, and the NOT BEING ABLE TO PLAY THE DAMN THING.

People(including myself) gave them a pass when they said the multiplayer portion of a game we bought wouldn't be available for two weeks.

What did most people do? What did most people say?

They bought it.

They said, I'll just play the awesome single player and learn the game in the meantime.
No entitlement as of yet, correct?

If this were any other developer people would have freaked. That certainly is not entitlement.

Then after patiently giving them two weeks to give them the complete product that they paid for, it's released with these amateurish issues.

Rockstar is better than that.

People are entitled to get what they pay for, and they are entitled to voice their displeasure with something that they paid for.

Please don't be so condescending towards people that are simply disappointed. It isn't very kind.
Audiggity  +   859d ago
Disappointed is one thing, but, constant bickering and whining is another.

I get it - it's annoying, I would very much like to play GTA Online... but, it's not working, they acknowledged it (after warning us it would not work), and are working on a solution.

IT'S BEEN A DAY! People are acting like the universe is collapsing. We aren't white knights, we aren't in ivory towers, perhaps the people that are "defending" Rockstar are just stepping up to the plate because they've been in important enough roles/situations to understand what it's like to be in a rock and a hard place.

People sitting there and saying things like "They had 2 whole weeks!" or "THey better fix this because I paid for it"...

Sorry, you paid for GTA V, and you have GTA V... GTA Online is basically a free game that Rockstar is giving us that will evolve beyond GTA V (and probably be sold standalone in the future).

So, if people were simply disappointed, I get it. I'm disappointed. But, they aren't simply disappointed for the most part - they are typically acting entitled, spoiled and impatient; with a healthy layer of pretending THEY could have done something better than Rockstar. Ha! Really? Maybe next time they'll hire people who complain on N4G as a group of consultants to walk them through cloud based gaming constraints for millions of people at once.

So, light me up with disagrees, but Bravo3 is right.
xyxzor  +   859d ago
This is why the game shouldn't have been reviewed before this stuff came out XD.
Nunchez  +   859d ago
Hmm well I've been able to play peacefully for like 6-7 hours without any problems. Sucks that everyone else can't yet.
JustPhoPhun  +   859d ago
are you playing the ps3 copy?

add me: JustPhoPhun Would like to add ppl that are able to ply, maybe i could join a session for once XD.
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Nunchez  +   859d ago
Nope I'm on 360.
JustPhoPhun  +   859d ago
its been more than 2 days, i haven't been able to get any online play at all! Not once!

Im stuch st waiting for players on my first race... Oh 20 min later, it kick me out! Oh my bloods boils

my first post lol
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H4zZz4  +   859d ago
My character is now completely different and I can't change it. Also I have been reset back to level 1 but I still have my car I customised and it still has all my stats. I hope they can fix this because I don't want to sit through that tutorial again!
mrspook21  +   859d ago
i can get on without any problem my issue is that i cant do any jobs or rob any stores
pop-voxuli  +   859d ago
OK show of hands, who didnt see this coming???
Dmagic  +   859d ago
running perfect on ps3 right now except joining friends

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