Due to alledged hardware issues, the company will not be able to make the early date at the promised time, but they have announced the new date as June 12th (Saturday) at 9AM EDT.
"We’ve worked tirelessly to bring the service online, installing and configuring a massive amount of new hardware in our data-centres, to help meet the high demand and bring you the best experience we can. As we’re sure you’ll appreciate, this is a huge undertaking and unfortunately on this occasion, we’ve hit a number of installation delays. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience. We’re aware you’re all eager to get out onto the streets of San Paro and rest assured that we’re doing our best to bring everything online to give you the smoothest experience possible."
There is good news, though! Realtime Worlds posted in a news bulletin that thousands of public keys would be released alongside the pre-order keys.
"Not only that, but we've got thousands of keys we're releasing to the public, so you'll be able to pick a key up from your favourite website!"
What are you waiting for? Go grab 'em!