When you think about stellar open sandbox experiences in gaming, Grand Theft Auto 5 is usually near the top of that list. It's the culmination of hard work and innovation from the people at Rockstar. They know this space better than most. \n \nEven still to this day, GTA 5 sells well on all of the major platforms. Just to show how popular of a game it is, recently it was put up on the Epic Games Store for free. Without any delay, the traffic of users trying to claim their free copy shut down the platform's servers. \n \nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=ZIRca3LtPcw \n \nThe servers have been down for several hours now. Epic Games recently commented on the issues that many have had, and it looks like they're trying to quickly resolve the errors. The activity has been so much, in fact, that the Fortnite servers have been affected as well. \n \nIt's clear. GTA 5 is still just as popular as it has ever been. It's not hard to see why. This action sandbox game just has everything you want with this type of genre. There is an incredible story to enjoy, plenty of missions filled with hours of content, and so much mayhem to cause online. \n \nYou would be hard-pressed to found a more well-rounded game that continues to sell well after having been out for many years now. It doesn't look like its popularity will cease any time soon as fans are still waiting for GTA 6. \n \nThere currently isn't a release window for the next installment, and Rockstar seems keen on keeping details about its release pretty close to their chest. \n \nIn the meantime, gamers can just enjoy everything that GTA 5 has to offer. If you haven't had the chance to play it yet and are a PC gamer, just hold out a little bit longer. \n \nEpic Games should get their servers back up and running shortly. When they do, you can add one of the most popular games to your collection free of charge. \n \nConsidering how much content is included in this game, that's an incredible deal worth taking advantage of. The freebie also won't be available forever so you'll want to keep checking the Epic Games Store for your chance to grab a copy at no costs. \n \nIt's not that clear when the next GTA will be officially revealed, but at least fans still have an incredible game to hold them over. The DLC updates have certainly helped as well.