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GTA 5 delays affect PSN pre-load orders

New GTA 5 delays have hit the eagerly awaited title, with PSN pre-load orders pushed back leaving PS3 gamers worried about receiving the game in time.

With digital pre-orders of PS3 edition of GTA 5 supposed to have been greeted with a PSN pre-load download today, September 13, eager gamers have now been told that their copy of the hotly anticipated game will now not be available to download until September 16.

With the GTA 5 release date confirmed for September 17, the PSN pre-load allows gamers to download the 17GB file that makes up the GTA 5 game ahead of the title’s midnight release. Although ready and waiting on gamers’ consoles, the pre-load does then not become active until the first seconds of the title’s release date.

While many gamers with PSN based GTA 5 pre-orders expected to be able to download and prepare for the games launch today, Sony has now revealed the pre-load will not be available until the day before the Rockstar produced game makes it into stores.

Given the late notice of the change of plans, gamers have been left outraged and concern that the single day demand on the PSN will cause them to miss the chance to have GTA 5 downloaded and prepared on their consoles in time for launch.

“Thanks for TAKING as for FOOLS!!!,” one angered gamer wrote on the Sony forum pages. “I didn’t top up my account with 50pounds just so you can SCAM ME!”

Such messages of announce have been echoed across the company’s comments boards with another miffed customer writing: “First time pre-ordering digitally and the last time. What a [DELETED] shambles Sony. No point in asking for the £50 back from my wallet I guess. That’s the part of the deal you will hold up – no refunds.”

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Via: MCV