The lights are on
Say a prayer for the network teams at Rockstar, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network. Grand Theft Auto Online kicks off tomorrow bright and early.If you want to get in right away, be sitting at your console of choice at 4 AM Pacific/5 AM Mountain/6 AM Central/7 AM Eastern. The title update will start rolling out about that time.We also know that Rockstar has been working to make sure that griefing is at a minimum in friendly circumstances. If you invite a friend to your residence, he or she won't be able to shoot up the place or steal your cars. If you both own the same property, you'll have individualized instances of it available. Rockstar has also addressed the concern over real-money purchases of GTA$. Players will still need to rank up with Reputation Points before they can purchase high-end items.Grand Theft Auto Online will continue to see new content after launch. Tools to create and publish your own races and deathmatches, new vehicles and items, a capture the flag mode, and major heists will be added over the coming weeks. For more on Grand Theft Auto Online, check out our extensive preview. Keep an eye on the Rockstar Newswire tomorrow for updates, as the servers are bound to be slammed. Oh, and remember to hit the ATM to bank your score. You don't want to lose it to some street thug.
[Source: Rockstar]Our TakeGrand Theft Auto Online is extremely ambitious and there are a lot of people who want to play it right away. Do not be surprised if the servers buckle under the weight of the people behind $1 billion worth of sales all trying to access the game at the same time. It'll even out over time, but be prepared for some disruptions. From everything we've heard and seen, it'll be worth the wait.
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I won't be getting on right away, might as well finish the campaign while they sort out any early issues. It really looks like it will add a lot to the game though.
GTA 5 has made me whole again! lol
The coffee should be rolling by then. Tomorrows gonna be a good day...that is if everything goes out without issues.
Setting my alarm bright and early.. HOLY CRAP I CAN'T WAIT!!!!
Alarm set, coffee prepped. Should finish my class work for the week before 4am, but like that will happen...
I wonder if they chose that time to prevent it from immediately crashing. I'm an early bird so I'll be playing first thing in the morning.
4 am pacific? I'll give it an hour and set my alarm for 5 am. Won't have to be at work will noon.
I believe with as many alarm clocks being set right now no one will have to worry about sleeping in.
yea, I'm going to tip my hat to Rockstar if they can actually have a flawless start-up with this thing. There is going to be a ridiculous number of people trying to jump on. Servers are going to being insane
I got to work until 4pm, man I hope I can get online. If not, I still got the flying challenges that's a pain in the ass in single player to Donald some small stuff till servers are alright. Can't wait!
I bet it'll be really bad at around 3 when everyone gets out of work and school