Reports persisted last night from gamers claiming that they are still unable to access Grand Theft Auto Online.
Rockstar confesses that “a variety of technical difficulties have made it difficult to get access and that the experience has been a bit less than smooth for many of you who jumped in straight away”.
The company has also confirmed that it has suspended the game’s microtransaction system “until we have been able to get everybody access to GTA Online and things are running smoothly”.
It also addressed a number of specific complaints.
It confirmed that PS3 users were falling foul of “a PlayStation Network server issue was detected that was limiting the amount of possible concurrent users” and that this has, as of yesterday morning, been resolved. Online reports suggest this may not necessarily be the case, however, with PS3 problems remaining last night.
It also acknowledged the widespread problem players are having accessing GTA Online’s first tutorial mission, adding that “many players have been able to get through this with repeated retries, and we are working on unblocking this for everyone as soon as possible”.
Added Rockstar: “All of these initial technical issues will be ironed out as soon as we can. Please know that the entire team here at Rockstar and all of our relevant partners are and will continue to be working around the clock to get the experience to be as smooth as possible, as soon as possible.”