Grand Theft Auto Online is liable to suffer from various tech issues in its formative days, creator Rockstar has warned.
The GTA Online component of GTA V will be activated via a free download next Tuesday (October 1st).
“The first couple of weeks we expect to be heavily focused on tuning the experience as it goes from internal testing to the reality of being played by tons of people in the real world so that all the usual teething problems for an online game are overcome,” a statement said.
“We hope it will all run incredibly smoothly, but please bear with us if it doesn't, and help us fix any and all problems. Community feedback… is vital for the ongoing success of the game.
“The first few months of Grand Theft Auto Online will be critical as everyone enters this dynamic new world for the first time. Plenty of issues are bound to occur.
“One thing we are already aware of, and are trying to alleviate as fast as we can, is the unanticipated additional pressure on the servers due to a significantly higher number of players than we were anticipating at this point – we are working around the clock to buy and add more servers, but this increased scale is only going to make the first few days even more temperamental than such things usually are.
“There will be the typical growing pains for an online game, including but not limited to crashes, glitches, crazy bugs, gameplay modes and mechanics that need re-balancing and other surprises.”