GTA IV online play troublesome for PS3 owners

By Justin Mann on May 1, 2008, 1:44 PM
Earlier this week many reports came in that both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA IV were experiencing freezing problems, with no comment from Take Two or Rockstar at the moment - Sony just recently did.

The problems keep arising for GTA though. In particular, the PlayStation 3 release is being fingered as more likely to have issues with online play, though with the release so fresh out of the door it's hard to pass judgment.

With so many eager people buying the game and plugging it in the instant they get home, it's possible that Sony servers are having trouble coping with the massive number of connections. This could explain why there aren't reports of the 360 version having similar issues, since Microsoft has had a much longer span of time to mature their online service.




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black_adder said:
I just dont understand... Games go through testers before they are released. Months of testing, obviously someone would have noticed the freezing and reported it, and so obviously rockstar/take two chose to ignore the problem...?Another rushed game with only money in mind
TimeParadoX said:
[quote]With so many eager people buying the game and plugging it in the instant they get home, it's possible that Sony servers are having trouble coping with the massive number of connections. This could explain why there aren't reports of the 360 version having similar issues, since Microsoft has had a much longer span of time to mature their online service.[/quote]That's most likely the reason, there are hardly any games online for the PS3 that would have massive ammounts of people online at once, such as Halo 3 for the X360. They'll probably fix this sooner or later anyways, I have the game for both the 360 and PS3 ( Yes, I'm that cool ) and the online is very good. I'll wait for the PS3 to have better servers before trying it out again.
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