There's no denying the genius of GTA V, that's a given. But even a game as successful, adored, and famous as this has its flaws. Its been a long time since I touched the campaign of Grand Theft Auto 5. After the adventures of Michael, Franklin and Trevor had concluded I did what most everyone does with this game: head online.
Since then I've lived in a world of pure insanity. From car races and death matches in the sky, to being hunted down by assholes in freeroam, GTA Online will keep you entertained for hours on end. But even though this fantastic part of GTA V has kept me entertained for quite some time, it also comes with some of the most insane frustrations; frustrations that GTA 6 needs to obliterate.
GTA 6 - Fix GTA Online For Release Date!
I don't think me and my neighbour would ever stop playing GTA Online together if it weren't for the endless frustrations of loading times. I understand that GTA is a massive game and that Rockstar are dealing with more servers and matches than we can even comprehend...but seriously! The downtime in between modes is absurdly long. I need to have my iPad next to me if I play it on my own due to the boredom of staring at the loading screen.
The loading times on this game are actually a deterrent. Even within the context of the game itself, GTA Online loads for an extraordinarily long period of time. Some times you'll be kicked from a match, have to stare at a screen, wait for your character to load up in freeroam, only to enter the menu and search for a random match again. This process may even repeat itself! It's endlessly frustrating for a game that excels in so many other areas to disappoint you with something like this.
We've also had issues with hackers and such, but these will obviously be dealt with to the best of Rockstar's abilities with GTA 6. But I seriously hope that the PS4 and XBOX One will be able to handle the loading times of the future GTA Online, that goes for the PC too. This game deserves to be played more often and this frustration is damaging to the success of online. It sucks, cause it's an endlessly enjoyable experience once you're in!
It seems so petty to complain about loading times now a-days, but when you become adjusted to the lack of loading screens in modern gaming, being hit with them as often as you are with GTA Online dampens the enjoyment you can get out of it. Rockstar will undoubtedly have a massive task on their hands with making this work on the release date of GTA 6, but we have faith. Do you have similar frustrations with GTA Online? Let us know in the comments.