Can't Play GTAIV? Sign Out Of The PSN
By now, we all know about the severe freezing and lock-up problems players have been experiencing with Grand Theft Auto IV, but while Rockstar and Sony have been working to come up with a repair patch of some kind, most gamers are just trying to find their own fix. Well, one way seems to work out just fine for many users.
According to GamePro and a variety of feedback we've seen from readers, there may be a very simple solution to fixing any and all GTAIV problems: simply unplug the PS3's Internet connection. Either that, or you can just sign out of the Network before you start to play, and that should let the game load without any issues. Of course, this means you can't head online with GTAIV, but we're fairly convinced that most players are only trying to get through the single-player campaign right now. So while we wait on any updates from Rockstar and Sony, you can give this a try and see what happens. It just might work...
It worked for us, anyway. I didn't see the game freeze until last night - I had already played for quite a long time - but it did irritate me. A mission wouldn't load and that was that. But after turning off the system and reloading, after signing out of the PSN, it was fine. It's only a one-time try for me, and it might just be a coincidence, but it's better than nothing. Give it a try!
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
5/4/2008 Ben Dutka