Sony has felt the social media wrath of gamers once again previously angering Rockstar themselves as the pre-load version was hacked and details released online and then removed the title from the store preventing further download. This time however, it moved the pre-loading date from 13th September to yesterday Sunday 15th in Europe at 3pm BST or Monday at 3am EST in the US which has angered the gamers eagerly awaiting the game.
Ceois wrote: “I didn’t top up my account with 50 pounds just so you can SCAM ME! I want my money BACK!” on the EU PlayStation forum.
vertigo9219 raged: “First time pre-ordering digitally and the last time, what a *****ing shambles Sony. No point in asking for the £50 back from my wallet I guess. That’s the part of the deal you will hold up – no refunds.”
r1905675 said: “We must pay more than a PHYSICAL COPY OF THE GAME and the customers support was confirming the 13th also some hours ago, this is just scam. Now the last day the servers will be slow and many people have canceled their pre-orders for this!”
Some players cancelled pre-orders of physical copies of the game in order to download (a date locked) copy of GTA V which would unlock at midnight on Tuesday 17th and feeling misled by Sony’s original promise of 4 day early download access.