Rockstar Games said last week there could be unexpected problems once they release the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Grand Theft Auto V into the wild, and they weren't wrong.
The problem is specifically in the game's multiplayer mode, GTA Online. Players who haven't journeyed to Los Santos since 2013 may hit a snag when trying to transfer their profile from their old console to their new one.
True to their word, Rockstar is aware of the problem and is looking to get it fixed as soon as possible. They acknowledged the problem in a post on the Rockstar support forums and are working quickly to roll out a patch that should address the issue.
"We are currently addressing this issue with a patch for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 users," Rockstar says. "This patch is available for download, but may not be available in your region for the next few hours. If you attempt to download the patch and see a "CE-32937-4" error, please attempt to download the patch again later today."
Xbox users will have to wait a bit longer.
"This issue will be addressed for Xbox One and Xbox 360 users by tomorrow," the developer says. "Affected PlayStation®4 and Xbox One players can still log in to Grand Theft Auto Online but will not be able to transfer characters until the fix is in place."
The number of players who haven't played GTA Online in the past 11 months and were looking forward to enjoying the new and improved version is likely no small tally. Thankfully Rockstar is acting quickly to address the issue.
During the original launch of GTA Online on Xbox 360 and PS3 last year, server problems mired the experience days after release. As an apology, Rockstar granted every player $500,000 in in-game cash. So far the next-gen GTA Online servers are holding up, but the sooner Rockstar fixes this character transfer problem, the sooner players can relish in the mayhem of the game's new 30 person multiplayer. Of course, you could always play the game's stellar single-player mode as well.