Grand Theft Auto servers could crash as the online version of the popular game goes live. On Oct. 1, BBC News reported that the creator of Grand Theft Auto has warned players that there could be some technical issues but assures them that the company is doing their best to "buy and add more servers." Why is this happening? The amount of people buying and playing GTA is much higher than anticipated.
"In the online version of the 18-rated violent crime game, up to 16 players can interact simultaneously within a virtual environment and create [personalized] avatars," BBC News reports.
Grand Theft Auto servers could have millions of people looking for access now that the online version of the game has launched. 15 million people purchased the game when it was released last week -- and any number of them could play online when that "perk" becomes available. Even still, the people working behind-the-scenes want GTA fans to know that they are working hard to make everything go smoothly.
"'At a conservative estimate I would expect about two million players to log on to GTA Online within the first 24 hours,' added Keza MacDonald, UK games editor for IGN.com, the video game and entertainment site" (via BBC News).
Hopefully the Grand Theft Auto servers can handle the influx of online players and your game doesn't get messed up.
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