Following a myriad of problems, which have dominated the gaming headlines this week, it appears that Rockstar has gotten on top of the issues plaguing GTA Online.
Living up to a promise made on Thursday night, the celebrated developer launched a title update for the PS3 version of the game, in theory allowing gamers on that platform to log into the game and begin playing normally again.
Xbox 360 users are still waiting for the same fix, but Rockstar said it was optimistic it'll be available before the close of play on Friday.
On the GTA Online support page, the company said: "The latest title update for GTA Online is live for PlayStation 3. We're working to have this up for Xbox 360 as soon as possible today."
Rockstar has experienced a number of well-documented issues since GTA Online went live on October 1, which let to the developer suspending micro transactions within the game until the issues were resolved.
Players have struggled to log in, complete missions, while the experience has suffered from a number of stability issues during its short time out in the open.
Yesterday the company detailed some of the issues it was working around the clock to solve:
- For PlayStation 3 users, a PlayStation Network server issue was detected that was limiting the amount of possible concurrent users. This was preventing most players from accessing GTA Online altogether and as of this morning, that problem was resolved.
- There is an issue that is preventing some players from getting through the first tutorial mission across both platforms. 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.
- This morning, we experienced some instability across the GTA Online services which is affecting even people who have progressed beyond the tutorial mission. We are identifying these issues now and are working to restore stability for users as soon as possible.
- For the time being and until we have been able to get everybody access to GTA Online and things are running smoothly, we have disabled the option of purchasable GTA$ cash packs. Players can however keep on earning GTA$ by pulling off Jobs and other profitable gameplay activities rather than purchasing cash packs.
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