Sony is "not aware" of streaming issues with GTAV PSN version

"This isn't an issue we've encountered in any other title," says Sony to reports that download version of GTAV is inferior to disc release.

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Sony has said it is "not aware" of any problems regarding digital copies of Grand Theft Auto V purchased through the PlayStation Store.

Users who have purchased the digital version of GTAV have reported issues with pop-in and the game's textures. "We were not aware of these problems," said a Sony spokesperson to GamesIndustry International.

"However, this isn't an issue we've encountered in any other title, even those which consisted of larger files, such as [The Last of Us]."

Rockstar said to Xbox 360 customers before the game's launch on Tuesday not to install both of the game's two discs to a hard drive, suggesting the game's performance suffers when running entirely from a hard drive--like with the digital PS3 version of the game-- as opposed to using a hard drive and disc drive in tandem.

"Within five minutes of freely coasting around Los Santos' busier Downtown streets there are major instances of geometry bursting into view and textures taking too long to fully resolve," reported Digital Foundry after playing the digital version of the game on PS3.

"In one case we see an entire skyscraper fizzle in and out of sight, while buildings to either side struggle to update their textures. Our many hours of disc-based testing produced nothing like this. For a game occupied with drawing in new objects and textures while hurtling through Los Santos' more detailed districts, it's clear that the extra bandwidth from allowing the game to stream from both disc and hard drive offers a clear improvement compared to the digital edition."

Sony also found itself criticised by upset PlayStation Store customers last week after delaying its previously advertised promise of users being able to preload the game ahead of launch.

After launching worldwide on Tuesday, Rockstar has said GTAV made $800 million in its first 24 hours on sale.

Discussion

289 comments
Ben Mellish
Ben Mellish

why, physical, copy. When insulting the intelligence of others, it's important to make sure you don't look like a dumb ass yourself ;)

IrfanBaig Prince
IrfanBaig Prince

i am wating for pc ,,,,,,,,,,, plz ,,,,fast me ..........Releases

Restivus
Restivus

I'm finding a similar issue with comment pop-in and context never fully resolving when this article is commented on via facebook.com. The developers recommend adding comments by loading the site at gamespot.com.

krayzie88
krayzie88

I loathe facebook comments here

Joseph P. Johnson
Joseph P. Johnson

really? considering that people did complain last week about it ON LAUNCH DAY! and all of the gaming media posted stuff about it the next day!

Carson Yildirim
Carson Yildirim

cant believe it made 2 billion dollars in 2 days. since i got it though, i can see why; I LOVE THIS GAME

Dude_23
Dude_23

HAHAHA RICH BITCHES.

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

Hilarious that it's 2013 and we still have these problems. These consoles' lifespans should not have been this long. Such outdated tech.

Eric Rhoades
Eric Rhoades

Classic Sony. "What? What problem? You're making it up." Buy American.

Glenn Robinson
Glenn Robinson

just think, when they fix the graphics problems and the cars dissapearing and other problems, they will port it to pc lol

Tommy Mcdaniel Jr
Tommy Mcdaniel Jr

mine has no problems install disc one. it works greats :D xbox 360 version.

Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson

why is there no xbox store version microsoft?

Tyler Dnap VanNeste
Tyler Dnap VanNeste

just butthurt fanboys at the near mention of the other system, but the funny part is micro, nor sony made this game, rockstar did so its there error, but fanboys would believe every game issue must be the other console, not the game devs who actually developed the game, if that's what you call a gamer, I must be a tru gamer considering im in it for my fav games no matter what system, wii, Gameboy, sony, xbox, they all contain my favs

Tyler Dnap VanNeste
Tyler Dnap VanNeste

the issue is running the game off the hardrive, its already using the hardrive as a cache, and running the game off it at the same time effects transfer speed which slows down textures behing loaded

Rudi Oosthuizen
Rudi Oosthuizen

In case anyone else runs across the 14% install problem - it's a firewall problem with your modem/router. PS3 cannot validate some or other file...meaning some data packets got lost in download. Don't know what it means, but I just added my ps3 IP address to DMZ in router's firewall settings...delete corrupted download and re-download

Tyler Dnap VanNeste
Tyler Dnap VanNeste

I knew of this the night before, rockstar released a not saying NOT to install the play disk on the hard drive as it interferes with the cache that its been optimized to use, digital copy's are installed on the hard drive,

Tyler Dnap VanNeste
Tyler Dnap VanNeste

its cause rock star already stated there is a issue with the texture if installing and running the game from the hard drive, but playing it from the cd shouldn't be effected. I believe gta5 is already using the hard drive for cache and running the game off it decreses the overall transfer speed of both the textures, cache and game, which causes textures to pop on screen or not at all, but if running off the dvd the transfer speed of the cache and hardrive shouldn't be effect as the game is now loading from the dvd drive instead

MrSonyPro
MrSonyPro

Im up and fixing these for people one by one

Add me on PS3 : Pireyy , will respond asap.

Simon John Rope
Simon John Rope

It's designed to stream both from disc and hard drive... What you expect?

Simon Buysse
Simon Buysse

It does have pop-up problems but unless you only play for the graphics is not really a big deal.

Daniel Gent
Daniel Gent

9/10 is near perfect ! And I agree with that score, The game isn't perfect so shouldn't get a perfect 10!

Panagiotis Ntakos
Panagiotis Ntakos

Friends have tested it out, if you install the play disk too, you'll get as many texture fails as the PSN dowloaded version.

Tom Garry
Tom Garry

Another example that digital isn't ready...

Ricky Jones
Ricky Jones

Last night and this is a retail copy I own I had some major pop in issues! Hoping was due to how long I played it but yeah I don't think just the digital copies are affected.

Adnan Ahmed
Adnan Ahmed

I have the PSN version, didn't come across a single problem described or shown in the video. Most likely the older HDD are acting up.

Mark Griffiths
Mark Griffiths

It's the best game ever not a problem with my copy love it

MrSonyPro
MrSonyPro

Add me on ps3, I can fix this easily.

PSN: Pireyy @ Everyone 

Samuel Sibero
Samuel Sibero

semoga dirilis gta v pc. gta v comming to pc...

John Kim
John Kim

"I shoved a phone up my ass and smuggled it from gen pop just to talk on your show."

Adam Bell
Adam Bell

I use the disc version On my super slim ps3. Works brilliantly. No pop in or any problems at all!

Pavel Riboy
Pavel Riboy

playstation got more fun games like uncharted, god of war, infamous and alot more

Mathew Witte
Mathew Witte

"Sony fanboys are like the special education students of gaming"

Mathew Witte
Mathew Witte

Nope, no problems on Xbox unless you are stupid and install disk two (game disk)

Bjarke Nielsen
Bjarke Nielsen

Me and a friend both got GTA V over PSN (different networks) We both sat the system to download during the night. When it was done and the install progress was started, they both failed at 14% install. After that we both, deleted old GTA 4 content and save games, downloaded and installed the game again. This time it worked for both of us. But yeah there is absolute an error with the download version of GTA V. Could be related to old GTA 4 content!

Eric Pena
Eric Pena

I dont see how this is sony problem or mircosoft problem i think rockstar should be held accountability for gta 5.

Caelan Langford
Caelan Langford

But there are way more frame rate drops in the Xbox version.

rschrake86
rschrake86

@Anthony Bentley Snide comments from a d**k pc gamer whose butthurt he cant play...

179107199999
179107199999

@Mathew Witte  LOL but I've seen both sides act stupid.well fanboys in general are blind and stupid.They always name call and claim one system is superior to another Fanboys suck