"Currently, we expect the next title update (1.05) addressing player progress loss issues to be available sometime early next week," Rockstar wrote in an updated post on its website. "Following that, we hope to deliver everyone’s GTA$ Stimulus Package before the end of next week. A big thank you to GTA Online players worldwide for your continued patience and understanding and we will continue to keep you all updated."
The GTA V multiplayer component has been stricken with issues since its launch on Nov. 1. The most concerning of these was the loss of GTA Online characters, money and other items. Recent patches have improved the issues with Rockstar's cloud servers not properly storing player data but problems obviously still remain.
Grand Theft Auto V has so far sold a ridiculous 29 million copies worldwide since launch but the holiday glut of games is now upon us with the release of Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed IV this week and Call of Duty: Ghosts next week. Rockstar Games plans to keep players engaged with GTA Online through the release of DLC, content packs, and other updates.
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