Grand Theft Auto Online Stalls Out Big Time

With $800 million worth of Grand Theft Auto V copies sold in just one day, there are millions of gamers currently trying to get onto Rockstar Games' latest creation, Grand Theft Auto Online. Of course, since the servers can only handle so much, almost no one was able to log into the game after its 7 a.m. Eastern launch.

Even with Rockstar acknowledging that there would be (and are) issues with overloaded servers, online game launches always tend to cause some trouble, as we have seen with titles such as SimCity, which was pretty much unplayable for days.

Millions of Gamers

Every person who bought Grand Theft Auto V was given the ability to access GTA Online for free, meaning that with more than 500 missions present in the new title, there are tons of people that will try to access Rockstar's servers.

According to current statistics, GTA 5 has sold around 15 million copies and it is safe to say that at least 5 million of those buyers will be trying to get onto GTA Online. Knowing this, Rockstar predicted that there would be some hiccups in the GTA Online launch and so far, the prediction has become reality.

There are a slew of tweets from gamers who have been unable to even log into GTA Online because of overloaded servers that couldn't even keep up with the traffic just a few minutes after the game went live. Rockstar has already apologized and has said that it will be coming out with a fix shortly. Reportedly, part of that fix is going to be buying tons of extra GTA Online servers.

"For those trying to get into GTA Online today, please bear w/ us on some day one tech connection issues that we're working to stabilize asap," said Rockstar in a tweet earlier this...

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