The PC launch for Grand Theft Auto V hasn't been plain sailing for some, as a few troublesome hurdles have been discovered. One of the weirder issues is related to Windows usernames, which can stop the game playing entirely.
Using any special characters in the username causes the problem, and simply renaming the account isn't enough. The workaround for now is towith simple characters.
The game's benchmarking is also bugged and can start up the Prologue of the Story Mode whilst trying to actually test GTA V performance in various scripted scenes, and eventually gets hit with a 'Mission Failed' message, and locks out some of the controls.
Others are also reporting their downloads of the game being corrupted, and have led to some having to reacquire all 65GB. Fortunately Steam users can use the integrity check available through the client, but those usingown platform aren't so lucky.
Due to the problems with the launch, Steam is continuing to offer their pre-order refund tool "until the official fix is released."
These less-than-ideal screw-ups aside, the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V is largely reported as a success with very impressive optimisation on a wide range of hardware. I can attest personally and was rather shocked to find I get a steady 60 frames per second at 1440p with Very High settings across the board - no stutters or crashes thus far.
Already Grand Theft Auto V is dominating the Steam player count charts, havingbehind DOTA 2, and moving ahead of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.