As an olive branch to players who have suffered through server woes, vanishing characters and a variety of other technical hiccups marring the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online, Rockstar Games has announced plans to give players $500,000 of in-game money.
Rockstar Games has issued an update for GTA V on the PlayStation 3 and says the update will be coming to the Xbox 360 “as soon as possible” today. If all goes according to plan, the fix should clear up a lot of the server issues that have been plaguing players since the online mode’s launch three days ago.
Since the launch of Grand Theft Auto V, fans have been eagerly waiting to start exploring the game’s new multiplayer mode. Early Tuesday morning, that mode launched — but most players are still waiting to play it.
As seems to happen with so many major online game launches, Rockstar and Take Two were unprepared for the massive influx of players, causing the game’s servers to be overwhelmed and preventing most players from being able to log in and explore the compelling new mode.