Reports are emerging that the PS3 version of Grand Theft Auto IV
is freezing up.
One blogger, Matt Griffin, writes
, "Alright, so I got home from the midnight release with my copy of GTA IV
Collectors Edition unpacked it live on the feed installed and guess what, it froze! I tried a couple more times and it even have reinstalled 3 times, it still keeps freezing. I am not alone, from the looks of it, it is the 60 GB Launch PS3 that is having the problems and might be just the Collectors Edition of GTA IV
Various forums also carry similar reports. The problem is not limited to the Collector's Edition, however. It is also not isolated to the 60GB PS3, although that version seems to be the main offender. There have been some gamers with a 20GB PS3 that have also been caught out. The 40GB and 80GB PS3s appear to be unaffected for now.
It has also been suggested by Griffin that the Xbox 360 version is also being affected, although SPOnG has yet to see a first hand report to that effect.
We contacted Rockstar for comment, but none was available at the time of press - we have been promised a call back however, and will report the comment as soon as we receive that promised call.
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