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April 30, 2008 // 11:08 pm - Multiple reports surfaced on Tuesday suggesting that both Xbox 360 and PS3 systems are freezing up during playback of Grand Theft Auto IV.

The issue is said to affect an unknown number of Xbox 360 and PS3 systems, either during the opening cut scene of the game or while trying to exit multiplayer mode, resulting in an inability to advance in the game, or worse, an inability to play any game on the affected console.

Multiple GamePro, Kotaku, NeoGAF, and Shacknews users have complained, with no consensus of a proven user fix.

Rockstar was not immediately available for comment when contacted by GamePro, however, a Rockstar support representative told Kotaku on Tuesday: "I feel terrible about this," adding that the company is aware of the issue and working on a solution.

Unfortunately, the developer has yet to diagnose the problem or offer a timeline as to when a fix (or replacement disc) might be provided.

Rockstar feels 'terrible' about GTA IV lockup issues

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#1 - leukoplast - May 2, 2008 // 6:11 pm
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Luckily I have not had any issues. I have the 60GB US version too, which seems to be the main console suffering from the freezing problems. I really wonder though if it was just a disk problem, and not a specific console problem.

Cause I had heard that Gamestop disks were the main culprit for the freezing, and I had actually got my game from Best Buy. I guess making my pre-order from them wasn't a mistake after all.