So why the hell release Gta Online if its unplayable?
They delayed gta5 over a year to work things out. Gta Online is not even usable. Ive been stuck loading for hours along with everyone else i know. This is stupid and the company should have delayed it a month to fix these issues and done broad beta testing like any other massive online game. I relalized they were upfront with the potential issues/bugs but this isnt the issue. The issue is that it cannot even be played.
The issue is the massive quantity of players trying to play all at the same time. It happens all the time with online launches. It just doesnt make sense to pay for all those servers and what not when the average player base at a given time is much lower. What I think they should start doing is releasing online play in stages. Those who preorder get earlier access as the release is the staged over a two week period.