According to users across the PlayStation Network in Europe, the PSN version of Grand Theft Auto 5 is facing problems.
Are people really complaining about this? Who the hell cares, it doesn't affect gameplay at all. So what the texture popped up late.
Not a game breaker but I'd still rather get the retail copy over the digital in order to avoid excessive pop-in issues occurring later in the game.
I don't like the pop in either but, I'd get the retail version just so I could trade it in on new games or sell after I finished it.
too busy playing the game to scrutinize everything around me, too bad some peoples cant seem to enjoy games unless they look at everything in the same time..
Know what's kind of funny? I have the digital version and I've had no pop in problems or anything as in the video showing the problems. And no, I don't have an SSD.
textures looking like crud and popping in late on 60 dollar top tier game is surely worth complaining about.
You lost me at top tier game.
Seems like the best ways to play this game are retail disc if you have a ps3. On the 360 version install the 'install' disc to your hard disk and then install the play disc to a decent usb stick, or skip the play disc install and just stream from the DVD if you don't care about spinning disc causing noise and wear and tear on the drive and disc.
Wow 44 disagree is ur new world record!?. :D
After reading the Digital Foundry article their is no way I believe this. They said that the PS3 has better textures and no pop ins just like the 360 version if you don't install both discs. If you do install both then the 360 is the system that suffers from pop in. I even watched a live stream last night where the guy was playing it on PS3 and I never noticed any of that so called pop in.
Did you even read the title?
Just make sure you get the retail version and not the digital PSN version.
Ok. I see what they are saying. I so wonder why it has such an issue loading from a hard drive though. You would think it would access things a little faster that way.
It's because of the speed of both sources in conjunction. This is factually absurd, but should explain it clearly: Hard drive reads fast, say an arbitrary number of 5 per second. Disc also reads at 5 per second. And the game needs to read 10 per second. If you install the 8GB mandatory to the hard drive, and read from the disc, that splits the 10 memory required between 5 on Hard Drive and 5 on disc. Those are the optimal speeds of the HDD and disc respectively. But if you install both the mandatory 8GB AND the playing disc of 6GB, or whatever, to your HDD, then your HDD is being forced to read all 10 per second of the game's memory- BUT THE HDD ONLY READS AT 5 OPTIMALLY. TL;DR: Basically installing both to the hard drive puts strain on it, because the game's memory allocation and reading is designed to work with both sources working at full speed. Putting all the resources on the HDD only means the HDD can't keep up outputting the memory the game is asking for, because it's max speed is slower than that.
LOL Now that it's about the PS3 it's all "I refuse to believe it"
Ouch. Glad I waited to see. Off to get the retail version at Gamestop.
The game has a problem reading from the hard drives apparently. If you install both 360 discs, or download from PSN store there's a problem. So either don't install both 360 discs..or avoid the digital and go disc on PS3. ....Nice edit : )
^it apparently has a problem reading EVERYTHING from the HDD...both versions stream a specified chunk of allocated data from the HDD no matter what...you HAVE to install ~8gb to an HDD on either console... the problem occurs when everything is installed to the HDD, and nothing is streamed from the optical drive...i.e. full install on 360, PSN/DD, etc... so just clarifying...the game runs fine when reading from both the optical and hard disc drives...only gets goofy when reading just a disc drive...
And also who cares what digital foundry said, I'm guessing we live in a world where people believe everything that is said on a gaming site, just buy the game and play it. If the textures pop up a second later, no biggie.
Yea except Digital Foundry does the best job of any comparison. They're honest not biased and one you actually trust.
I expected this, hopefully it can be patched. Skyrim on 360 had the same issues with the game installed.
Just freakin' awesome. Thanks for that! I pre-ordered the game on the PSN so I could pre-install it AND so I wouldn't have to worry about load times. I couldn't pre-install it, so it literally finished downloading at 5 AM. Then, it took another hour to actually install it. I had to go to work by that point, which is where I am now. I haven't gotten to play it yet. Just EFF everything about that. -_-
I'm on the same boat. Woke up this morning and installation didnt finish until I had to leave and then I read this article. Sheesh... Never again will I preorder digital.
well that sucks.....cant wait to play my retail in 3 hrs
Well its 36GB you're downloading and installing, Unless you got Fiber Optic that's going to take a while. My net tends to download 1gb around 5 minutes through Ethernet, I got 80mbps on my net. So it would take roughly around 180minutes plus the installation time.
hmmm I picked up the physical disk last night. Took ~ 20 minutes to do the 8 gig install. Played for a couple hours. Didn't notice any problems. It was late and I was tired so maybe I just didn't notice. Might be more of a problem in really fast moving scenes I guess, anyway not a problem for me at least not yet. So far lovin the game. It should be the perfect way to take my mind off November 15th.
Nothing that will get patched for both versions soon enough.
Should have got the SSD upgrade dog.
I've got the Digital version in the UK and so far I've not seen one texture-pop at all... Odd...
i haven't experienced one issue with the game so far. digital version in US.
102 hours without problems on ps3
you've been playing for 102 hrs?
Only reason I'm laughing about this is due to all the PS3 zealots yesterday who were on here and so proud about getting it for the PS3 rather than the "inferior" Xbox 360. Now you're in the same boat, suckers.
I have GTAV disc one installed oh my HDD and disc 2 installed on my USB drive. Works like a champ. For those that weren't awared of this issue and proceed in purchasing Digital, man, there will be some angry people in the coming days.
I like Boxes
That was close, I almost bought the digital version instead of the retail..
If they don't do anything to remedy this, it'll be Skyrim all over again.
i've been playing the psn digital version since 8am est, haven't experienced one "graphical issue" or pop-in. people just looking for an article to write.
Im playing the PSN version here in the US and everything looks great to me. Game blew away my expectations.
OK people that don't understand it: The game installs half of it's data on HDD and the other half is accessed form the disc - this is the situation Rockstar chose to optimize their game for - simultaneous streaming from HDD and disc. When all of the game's data is accessed from HDD (dual install on 360 or a digital copy), the game is missing the additional bandwidth from the optical medium, and therefore objects take longer to load, and pop-up.
Just as well Eurogamer didn't review this dl PSN version. It might have swung their opinion a bit. Digital is supposed to be the future. I can't believe that a fully hdd version can be worse than one having to use that sloooow Blu ray drive in the ps3. Another reason why I will hold onto my discs as long as possible. I wonder if anyone has tested a fully installed SSD copy. I only have. 320gb hdd in my ps3 but I understand an SSD improves loading especially in GT5...
Man, this sucks. I was going to buy digital since my ps3 laser has been acting up on me. I'm just doing everything I can to keep it alive til Nov 15th. I have fans on it, I play soft music when its sleeping and I dust everyday. I'm scared if I buy retail copy disc that I'll kill my precious before I beat the game or nov15th. But I always have bad luck with this stuff. If I buy digital I will be one of those poor souls who has massive issues with pop ins. Damnit!
Been playing the digital version all day. No pop-in issues. :) Go download it, man!
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