Yes, Rockstar has admitted that Grand Theft Auto Online has not been running smoothly. And it plans on releasing a title update tomorrow that should "address commonly reported issues" with the newly-released multiplayer mode. "We hope to have it out for download as soon as tomorrow," the company said on Twitter.
This page is keeping track of the most common problems affecting GTAO players. Many are network issues caused by heavy demand by players. However, there's also the tutorial race bug, which makes it impossible to get past the initial GTAO race. There are some workarounds, however:
Some players have reported being able to get into the Tutorial race by re-downloading the Title Update, which can be deleted from Xbox Home or the PS3 XMB (Game Data Utility, NOT save data). Others reported having luck by selecting "Swap Character" from the Online tab within the pause menu, deleting the character that was unable to get into the tutorial, and then creating a new character. Going into GTAO in Solo mode may also help to allow completion of the tutorial. Some who were experience this issue have been able to get in just by trying again later.
Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Grand Theft Auto Online patch coming 'as soon as tomorrow'.
Yes, Rockstar has admitted that Grand Theft Auto Online has not been running smoothly. And it plans on releasing a title update tomorrow that should "address commonly reported issues" with the newly-released multiplayer mode.
Willing to bet this was the whole reason for not releasing online on day 1. Had they done that, review scores would drop, public opinion would be effected etc etc. Wait a few weeks, let people love the game, then deal with the online debacle that they knew was going to happen after all the reviews are out.
Damn good move on their part I say. And the main campaign is so good that I don't even care.
That was pretty much it: http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/51422/some-more-details-on-grand-theft-auto-online.html
"GTA Community Feedback Needed from Day One
This 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. This is part of the problem some of you have been experiencing with the iFruit App and some Social Club services – we apologize in advance for this and thank you for your patience in this area."