PS3 owners furious over GTA V download delay

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Gamers who paid £50 to pre-order Grand Theft Auto V via the PlayStation Network have been told that pre-downloads will not begin until Monday.

Rather than walk into a shop on Tuesday, or hope that the post arrives on time, many PlayStation 3 owners elected to pay full price for the game in order to guarantee they’d get it on day one.

They were told they’d be able to start pre-installing the game today, but now Sony has confirmed that the process won’t begin until Monday – which may not give those with slower broadband connections enough time to download the massive 17GB file.

And even those with faster connections are likely to run into the problem of so many other people suddenly putting a burden on the network.

Pre-installing is a common practise for larger PC games, which allow you to download a large section of the game before it’s released. The idea is that the download is useless on its own, but last month hackers were able to derive a full list of the licensed music tracks and details of the game’s plot due to Sony’s lax security.

Sony were forced to apologise and it’s hard not to imagine that the mistake isn’t behind this new delay.

‘I can confirm that GTA V will be available to pre-download on Monday the 16th September,’ said a Sony spokesman on their official forum.

As you can imagine many fans have not taken the news well, with the following a snippet from those on the forum:

‘Thanks for TAKING as for FOOLS!!! You said on the 13th WE WANT IT ON THE 13TH. Most of us preordered from PSN because we could preload it on the 13th’, said member Ceois. ‘I didn’t top up my account with 50pounds just so you can SCAM ME! I want my money BACK!’

‘Same. 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. Thats the part of the deal you will hold up – no refunds,’ added vertigo9219.

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Related Forum: Grand Theft Auto Forum

Source: http://metro.co.uk/2013/09/13/ps3-owners-furious-over-gta-v-download-delay-3987868/

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VPNPosted:

I never heard about Pre-Downloading games.

ZayevPosted:

I am going to go through my HDD and remove as much crap off of it as i can for GTA V

lilrichard22Posted:

Raci why would you want to download it anyways... it takes more time and you have to download everywhere you want to play it instead of just carrying the disk


Or carry the game, save, and profile with USB.

GeorgasmPosted:

Everyone will have to install GTA V though

generalhunterPosted:

PSN downloads are mad slow as well even it you got fast internet lol

gtapro151Posted:

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skeletorbx 17GB
i could easily download this in about 2hrs or less


Anyone who does not live in the 1990s anymore can download it that fast.


Not everyone lives in an area that is able to have access to good internet, I only have 4-5mb down most of the time.


Up until this month, cable wasn't even in my area. I have 3mb down right now. But i will have 15-20 soon.

Though I don't have a PS3, I feel bad for some of the people with bad internet, recently I got BT Infinity and I'm getting 80mb download/ 40md upload/ 20 ping


yah not to ment most of us are forced to get comcast and pay over 60$ a month for internet alone seeing as there the only ones with fast reliable service.....they need more competitors.

RaciPosted:

why would you want to download it anyways... it takes more time and you have to download everywhere you want to play it instead of just carrying the disk

Dr-JPosted:

lilrichard22 I wouldn't complain. At least Playstation has a pre-download feature. Xbox will most likely not even have a day one download.


No they won't, and it wouldn't get that many downloads any way. More people prefer the actual disc....

lilrichard22Posted:

I wouldn't complain. At least Playstation has a pre-download feature. Xbox will most likely not even have a day one download.

aimiami12Posted:

This is the worst thing about the ps3. Hopefully ps4 will improve in this area


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