It may be one of the most successful single player games of all time, but Grand Theft Auto 5's multiplayer mode GTA Online has had the sort of launch that'd make Joe Pesci's character from Casino reach for a pen. From server errors to game-breaking glitches, it's been a rough start for the online portion of the game, but the worst may soon be over, say developers Rockstar.
UPDATE (12.02pm): The GTA Online patch is now live for PS3, with Rockstar hoping to roll out the Xbox 360 version shortly. The rest of the original story follows.
Rockstar has engineers working "around the clock" to get the hotly-anticipated open-world rampage-fest up to scratch, and hope to deliver a patch to PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers today.
"We're currently working on a title update for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to address commonly reported issues with GTA Online. We hope to have it out for download as soon as tomorrow," said Rockstar in a statement issued last night.
When GTA Online finally gets working, it sounds like it should be ace, allowing for up to 16 players to explore the game's giant open-world map together, taking part in structured missions designed by Rockstar or just causing cooperative havoc in classic GTA style.
You can check out the summation of my experience with GTA Online so far below.