Well, it hasn’t been the smoothest of pre-launches for Grand Theft Auto V on the PSN as Rockstar previously tweeted that “those who’ve pre-ordered GTAV on PSN will be able to preload the game as follows: Sunday 3PM BST in Europe, Monday 3AM EST [12AM PST] in the US”, but it looks like they were wrong.
Unfortunately, pre-loads for North America never actually happened this morning, prompting Morgan Haro to post this following statement on the PS Blog explaining the situation:
From our end, SCEA has never announced anything regarding any pre-loading functionality. This is functionality that has been used at rare times in EU, however there are a number of factors that we need to consider before using it.
The pre-order functionality on the PS Store works the same as it always has. You guys know that GTA V is far from the first title we’ve ever had on pre-order, but unfortunately there was some mis-information out there that stated we can set up pre-loading. We can not at this time.
I do apologize for seeing the misinformation out there which seems to have started just last Friday.The internet can be a funny place and mis-information can spread like wildfire, but I’m afraid that any element of pre-loading as a reason to pre-order has never been pointed to by SCEA, as cool as it would be.
Guys, the game will drop at midnight tonight, and yes it will take a bit o ‘ time to download; but that’s par for the course in the digital space ^__^. You’re going to have a great game in your hands soon, so look forward to the good times that await!
Then, Kristine Steimer gave a simplified version of the statement:
There was some miscommunication this weekend — there is no pre-loading function on the North American store at this time. However, you will be able to start downloading GTA V at 12 am EST.
How do you think the lack of pre-loads will affect the midnight PSN launch? Let us know in the comments below.
I still have to pick up a copy of the game, not sure which console i’ll get it for though, but at least i know i’m not getting it digital.
I’m getting it for PS3 today hopefully. Retail copy.
let me know how it runs on that system when you do so it can help me make up my mind.