Gamers report GTA IV freezing problems

By on April 30, 2008, 5:45 AM
Sometimes you just can’t have the good without the bad, it seems. For all the merriment and celebration that is no doubt going on at Take-Two Interactive over the recent launch of Grand Theft Auto IV, there’s a bit of bad news marring the much-anticipated game’s debut.

According to GameSpot, gamers have been reporting in GTA IV forums all over the Internet that their new purchase is freezing up on them during introductory scenes in both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of the game – though crashes on the 60GB version of the PS3 hardware appear to be the most common.

So far Take-Two Interactive has declined to comment on the issue, but the folks over at Xbox Family believe to have the answer as to why this is happening. According to them, the problem lies in the way GTA IV was designed to have no loading times, causing the game to overload the console’s cache and consequently freeze. Whatever the cause, hopefully Take-Two and Rockstar will react quickly enough to solve this problem before it becomes widespread.




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hackerglory said:
I have a 360 and the game freezes constantly through out multi-player. So far there hasnt been any problems with the single player play through. But on multi-player, you cant go 10 minutes without it freezing.
TimeParadoX said:
[b]Originally posted by hackerglory:[/b][quote]I have a 360 and the game freezes constantly through out multi-player. So far there hasnt been any problems with the single player play through. But on multi-player, you cant go 10 minutes without it freezing. [/quote]It's most likely because the servers are filled with people playing at once, with millions of people playing this game online the first day it comes out it might break a few things. ;)I believe this will be fixed soon, I currently have no freezing problems with my PS3 / 360.
neurosys said:
I havent froze per se but my ps3 seems to have problems unless I host the game. I have my ports all setup and my ps3 is on the DMZ so I'm guessing other guys are not configging their router/firewall/port forwarding before hosting.
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