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May 7, 2008 // 4:50 pm - Rockstar Games just confirmed that they have released a patch for the PlayStation 3 version of GTA IV which was causing issues with online play.

Specifically, it prevents Gamespy's servers from being overloaded, and therefore reduces the impact on those servers that were causing the game to stutter and lock up.

To quote: Rockstar Games has released a GTA IV patch for Playstation 3 today that prevents Gamespy's servers from being overloaded and therefore reduces the impact on those servers that were causing the game to stutter and lock up.

We continue to monitor the performance of the game both on and offline and will provide further updates as necessary. We want to assure everyone that, together with our hardware partners, we continue to strive to give our fans the best possible interactive entertainment experiences possible.

This update will ensure that everyone will experience Grand Theft Auto IV the way it was intended. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

Rockstar release 18MB GTA IV PS3 patch as planned

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#11 - umiker - May 22, 2008 // 6:52 pm
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do you think that rockstar will start patching the games already when they sell them?

#10 - heartagram62 - May 14, 2008 // 2:26 am
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I have installed the patch and although it has not locked up since the download, the stuttering gameplay is still evident in places.

#9 - pdxubaru - May 12, 2008 // 11:53 pm
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I too am NOT having problems after the update.

I would like to add to the list of people...

#8 - lolle - May 11, 2008 // 4:39 pm
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I just installed the Update and my Game is running fine. I just started again.

Ohh, nice. Already Cheats available.

#7 - OMnkyPnts - May 11, 2008 // 12:11 pm
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I had lots of freezing problems before the patch. Installed the patch and now I have no problems at all.

#6 - makk - May 11, 2008 // 8:22 am
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Have installed the patch, had minor problems with online before, now it appears to be 50 - 50 sometimes i get in sometimes i don't.

I am getting fed up with this just gonna play MGS online beta instead.

#5 - Furyous - May 11, 2008 // 5:31 am
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Did someone owning a PS3 TEST take a look at the files inside the update ?
There could be interesting things inside maybe, just a tips !

#4 - Blaz0r - May 11, 2008 // 4:20 am
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I had no problems before it, and still no problems after it, everything works just perfect (single player+online)

#3 - SniprSnake - May 8, 2008 // 11:42 pm
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i never had a problem befor the patch, but after i had some freezing... im waiting for a edision carter cheat device for gta4...

#2 - aliff - May 8, 2008 // 11:10 pm
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I've installed the patch and so far I've got no problem with the game. Since I'm still in the early stage of the game I'm not sure whether I will face any problem in future missions.