“Grand Theft Auto 5” fans were generally disappointed after the online release went live Tuesday morning and wasn’t up to snuff. “GTA 5” users took to Twitter to discuss the problems they were having with the game, which has been said to be like a more violent X-rated version of “The Sims.” The multiplayer version of the game received a lot of attention and had high expectations that seemingly were unmet.
A little while after the game went live, Rockstar Games wrote on their blog that the technical glitches people were experiencing were expected. The game company apologized for the inconvenience and said they were working on the issues, but didn’t say when they would be resolved.
But it didn’t do much to quell Twitter users who just wanted to play the game. Many weren’t expecting the game to have so many issues and others were really frustrated that it wasn’t working properly.
You'd think because they delayed GTA 5 online to fix any problems but they clearly did a terrible job #IJustWannaPlay
— Ryan Colbert (@Colbert_Ryan) October 1, 2013
Gta 5 online not working. Im gonna cry :( lol
— The Bad Guy (@iAmKCSavon) October 1, 2013
For some U.S. states, however, the online release for “GTA 5” reportedly worked fine.
I'm mad that my friend that lives in Florida was playing GTA 5 online without any problems.
— Domingo DaFapGod. (@DaFapGod) October 1, 2013
Others thought people who were upset about the online game being shaky were unreasonable.
Did people really expect GTA Online to launch without problems? lol GTA 5 is the biggest game launch of all time,
— Muuuftah (@Muuuftah) October 1, 2013
to all those frustrated about the GTA 5 online server problems, Rockstar Games is working on it pic.twitter.com/LNLfjs9GZN
— Rossriguez (@Rossko_25) October 1, 2013
Some were so disillusioned that they refused to play the game until the bugs were worked out.
Is GTA 5 online still having problems? I'm not playing it until they fix it.
— Chris Brewington (@MyProGamertag) October 1, 2013
Some said the government shutting down wasn’t as important as “GTA 5” online not working:
Let's be honest, GTA 5's online servers not working is a bigger deal than the government being shut down
— Jonathan Capace (@Capace17) October 1, 2013
The gov't shut down and GTA 5 online is not working. It's a conspiracy
— NYSE (@wheresthacashat) October 1, 2013
— Cody (@cdoz91) October 1, 2013
In a blog post on Monday night, Rockstar Games, the creator of “GTA,” laid out several new features that could be expected in the multiplayer version, which is able to house up to 16 users on one team. “Home and Garage Security” was supposed to be an update, along with “GTA$ and Fair Play,” with more types of jobs for players to choose from and a “Character Creation System,” which allows players to pick specifics of their avatars from simple things to the clothes the avatars wear to the dominance of one parent over the other.