GTA 5 Christmas Gifts Extended Due to PSN and Xbox Live Outage

[UPDATE] You now have another chance to claim your free GTA V Christmas gifts, today and tomorrow. Happy New Year!

The original story is below.

Rockstar Games is extending Grand Theft Auto V‘s Christmas update because of the recent PlayStation Network and Xbox Live service issues, the developer has announced.

“Due to issues with PSN & XBL connectivity, we’re extending the GTA Online Festive Surprise Christmas Day inventory gifts for the time being,” Rockstar said via its official Twitter account. The developer didn’t say until when its extending the holiday-themed update, so its safe to assume it’ll be available until further notice.

Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live were down starting on Christmas Eve, due to an apparent denial-of-service (DDoS) attack by the same group that claimed responsibility for grounding Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley’s flight back in August and other DDoS attacks.

Xbox Live services were restored earlier today, but PlayStation Network is still inaccessible to many players, sadly preventing many of those who got PlayStation 4s this Christmas from playing their new consoles.

Check GameSpot’s ongoing coverage of PlayStation Network’s status for the latest updates.

GTA Online’s holiday-themed additions includes snowball fights, ugly Christmas sweaters, cookie-face masks, and lots more.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg.

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