Just days after Rockstar Games launched the multiplayer servers of Grand Theft Auto V, which gave players access to GTA Online two weeks after the game’s initial launch on Sept 17, a class action lawsuit was filed. The plaintiffs stated that the delay in the release of the online portion of the game made the game’s box contain fraudulent claims as the online servers were advertised as part expected contents of the game. However, as Game Politics reported on Jan 30, the lawsuit has now been completely dismissed by a California U.S. District Court.
The case granted publisher Take-Two Interactive’s motion to dismiss, deciding that the information provided on the package of the game did not specify that GTA Online would be available immediately upon release. Furthermore, Judge Virginia A Phillips of the U.S. District Court in California made note that Grand Theft Auto V’s packaging alerted potential buyers that online features “may not be available to all users.”
Grand Theft Auto V is out now on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Access to GTA Online was granted to all owners of the game after a free title update allowed access to the servers on Oct 1, two weeks after the initial launch of game.