By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

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

Tagged games:

"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.

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.

Source: http://www.gamespot.com/news/sony-is-not-aware-of-streaming-issues-with-gtav-psn-version-6414744



    

Basil's YouTube Channel


                    

Around the Network

Well, rockstar has said it themselves. they use all avalible methods to load data into the game.. so all digital = no blueray drive to stream data from. = slower
makes sense



3DS FC# 4553-9947-9017 NNID: Bajablo

Torn-City - MMO text based RPG, join me! :)

Ahh now I can finally say Blu Ray >>>> HDD



More Expensive, runs worse , takes ages to download and takes up a large chunk of hard drive space and can't be traded or lent to a friend. Why buy digital again?



halil23 said:
Ahh now I can finally say Blu Ray >>>> HDD

you have to install 8gb of the blu-ray version so hdd+blu-ray > hdd

playing only from disc would be maybe even worse.



Around the Network
TheFallen said:
More Expensive, runs worse , takes ages to download and takes up a large chunk of hard drive space and can't be traded or lent to a friend. Why buy digital again?


Beats me! Some belive it to be the amazing future of gaming though.



I have both the digital and the disc version. My brother bought digital and shared it with me. I play the digital version because the PS3 is just a hell of alot more quiet that way. I didn't notice any streaming issues until I really really looked out for them. It's not an issue at all if you're just playing the game. Also, I have the feeling that the digital version runs just a little bit smoother. I don't have the possibilities to check the exact fps though.

You can get the digital version, no problem. Share it with a friend, will ne 35 $ for each of you. It's a good deal in my eyes.



Official member of VGC's Nintendo family, approved by the one and only RolStoppable. I feel honored.

Somini said:
TheFallen said:
More Expensive, runs worse , takes ages to download and takes up a large chunk of hard drive space and can't be traded or lent to a friend. Why buy digital again?


Beats me! Some belive it to be the amazing future of gaming though.

expensive is a problem of xbox live and psn and not for digital in general (steam and other pc sites say hello). slow downloads seems to be only a ps3 problem and sony already stated that it will be much faster on ps4 (just read that today)

well, faster for those with a decent internet speed and not for someone like me.



Does Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf now hold a position at Sony?

So glad I decided to pass on the digital version and get the disc one. It kind of sucks, because I think my BR drive is dying in the PS3, but from what I have seen of the digital GTA V, it looks like digital is not the way to go on either console.

But to people down on DD because of something like this... isn't this going to not be an issue next gen since both consoles will have fast BR drives?