GTA 5: Grand Theft Online class-action lawsuit gets dismissed
The class-action lawsuit targeting Grand Theft Auto 5 over supposed failed promises of GTA Online have been dismissed by a U.S. District Court in California.
According to the report, plaintiffs in the class-action suit claimed that developer Rockstar Games and parent-company Take-Two participated in "unlawful," "unfair," or "fraudulent" business practices through false advertising. The plaintiffs complained that GTA 5 launched at a "premium" price with the promise of GTA Online being available "immediately." The online multiplayer mode didn't launch until October 1, 2013.
GTA Online may have its fair share of issues, but U.S. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips granted Take-Two's motion to dismiss the case, ruling that the packaging for the game did not contain language about multiplayer being available "immediately." Disclaimers on the packaging also warned consumers that online play and other special features in the game "may not be available to all users," which the court found sufficient enough warning.