Users Complain of GTA 4 Lockup Issues (Updated)

by Chris Faylor, Apr 29, 2008 2:46pm PDT

Update: The Shacknews staff can now assert that it has experienced several lockups on multiple Xbox 360 consoles while trying to exit the game's multiplayer component.

Original Story: As is the case with many anticipated launches, reports are spreading across the internet that Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, X360) players are experiencing system freezes across both editions, with its introductory sequence said to be especially prone to lockups.

Judging from the reports, it seems that the 60GB model of the PlayStation 3 is most affected by the issue, with NeoGAF poster Marty Chin offering his observation that "trying the same disc on another model often results in it working."

While developer Rockstar has yet to make any official statement regarding the issue, a support representative told Kotaku that the company is well aware of the complaints and working on a fix, though it is not yet sure what is causing the problems.

Though the Shacknews staff and our readers have put multiple hours into both versions, we have yet to experience any system freezes or notice any claims of such problems in our dedicated chat thread, though complaints are beginning to surface in this article's comments.


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  • For what it's worth, i have a 60 gig hd ps3 from launch.After updating, i experienced lockup after the opening scene.I followed suggestions to delete and reload gta4 from the hd,and still experienced frequent lockups.The only thing that has reduced the frequency of lockups was to disable internet connections, and disable all HDMI output resolutions but 420i. Since doing this, i have been able to get 2-3 hours of play, as compaired to 5-15 minutes before.....I suspect this is a caching problem related to HDMI output. However, i didn't buy a 1080i hdtv, and a ps3 to play in 420i.....Those responsible for this can gargle my balls and kiss my ass all the way up to the pink parts!