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GTA Online patch now live on PS3, coming to Xbox 360 'as soon as possible' today

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A title update for Grand Theft Auto Online is now live on PlayStation 3, with a patch for Xbox 360 slated to launch later today, Rockstar announced in a press statement.

The Xbox 360 update will be available "as soon as possible" sometime today, Rockstar said. The company also pointed to its dedicated support page listing all currently known problems and bugs with Grand Theft Auto Online and asked that players keep an eye on it for future updates. The last update hit at 5:30 p.m. ET yesterday, in which Rockstar announced it was working on the PS3 and Xbox 360 patches.

According to the statement, issues on PS3 stemmed from PlayStation Network server issues that were limiting the number of concurrent GTA Online users. This prevented most players from accessing the service altogether. Rockstar said these issues has been resolved with the update.

Both platforms are experience problems preventing some players from completing the first tutorial mission. Some have completed it after repeatedly retrying. Users have also experienced instability in content past the tutorial missions. Rockstar is currently working to fix these issues for all users.

Until GTA Online is stable, Rockstar has disabled the ability to purchase GTA cash packs. The company made the decision to cease the game's microtransactions on Wednesday. However, players can still earn money by completing Jobs and other activities within the open-world service.

"Thank you everyone for continuing to bear with us since Tuesday's initial roll out of Grand Theft Auto Online — we're aware that a variety of technical difficulties have made it difficult to get access and that the experience has been a bit less than smooth for many of you who jumped in straight away," reads the statement.

"All of these initial technical issues will be ironed out as soon as we can," Rockstar wrote. "Please know that the entire team here at Rockstar and all of our relevant partners are and will continue to be working around the clock to get the experience to be as smooth as possible, as soon as possible."

Grand Theft Auto Online launched on Tuesday to server issues, freezing and a handful of bugs that prevented many players from accessing the service. Rockstar has been working to solve these issues throughout the week.