The digital versions of GTA V will launch at 00:00 on Tuesday morning, which is the exact same time which the planned PSN maintenance is supposed to end – meaning that the launch may face disruption if the maintenance overruns.
This maintenance will begin at 6PM on Monday the 17th of November, and you’ll be unable to use account management or access the PS Store for the duration – so you better be sure to start your GTA pre-load before then. You’ll still be able to play online and sign-in if you have your details cached – if you’re signed in over the weekend or on Monday, then you should be fine.
Sony have also mentioned that there “may be some additional downtime after the maintenance period for testing purposes”, which could affect the night owls playing GTA V after the midnight launch.
Hopefully Sony are preparing the servers for the no-doubt massive GTA V PS4 launch; GTA Online was plagued with issues when it first released on PS3 and Xbox 360 last year, with many characters being wiped and players unable to join. And hopefully those servers will be back up and running fully by the time everyone’s ready to play.