I am thinking of buying GTA V a little later because I just won't have enough time to play it with the program I'm in. I was thinking I'd go the used route in about three months when I'll have more free time, but then I realized that the GTA Online probably can only be accessed with a code you'll get in the game box. I know games like Madden and Assassin's Creed have done this so I'd expect GTA to do the same, especially given how great the online play sounds.
So, do you think it's likely that the online will require a pass code? Trying to decide between pre-ordering it through Amazon now or waiting and possibly saving a few bucks later on. On another note, when is the latest you think I'd be able to pre-order it and still receive it on (or around) release day?