(1) – Fortnite-creator Epic Games’ digital videogame store was down on Thursday because it recorded big site visitors after reports that it was giving the premium version of “Grand Theft Auto V” for free.

Customers attempting to get their fingers on the blockbuster action-adventure title took to Twitter to complain that they may solely see an error upon opening the web site.

The digital store is experiencing gradual loading time with the launcher crashing at occasions, Epic tweeted earlier on Thursday, including that it was engaged on fixing the problems.

A supply near the matter has confirmed that the sport is on the market for free and will likely be formally introduced by Epic as soon as the problems on the web site are mounted.

A verified account of Nvidia’s GeForce additionally tweeted about Epic’s free offering. Grand Theft Auto V makes use of Nvidia Corp’s GeForce graphic playing cards to energy its excessive decision graphics.

Developed by Rockstar Games in 2013, a unit of Take-Two Interactive Software program Inc, GTA V remains to be one of the best-selling video games to date this 12 months, in response to analysis agency NPD.

Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Shailesh Kuber