GAMES COMPANY Rockstar might be basking in rave reviews, but players of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) have been advised that there are a few problems.
Although the game is grand, it is also very large. Usually gamers load a large game onto their console in order to ensure faster gameplay.
In the case of the Xbox 360, however, Rockstar advises against loading the "play" disc and recommends that Xbox users forget about installing that and just play it.
"An 8GB install [of the install disc] is required," it said in a tweeted message. "For optimal performance, we recommend not installing the play disc."
Installing the play disc will result in less than optimal performance, and videos posted online show what a difference it makes to the game's look and feel. One, by technology review outfit Digital Foundry, shows poor performance of a game with play disc installed.
Rockstar has also admitted to problems with the iFruit app that ties players and their smart devices into the game too. Players are advised to adopt the app during the game and using it to their advantage. Unfortunately, iFruit and the GTA social scene do not seem to be keen on playing along.
"We are aware of these issues with Social Club or related networking hardware/services and have been working to resolve them as quickly as possible. If you would like to receive an automatic email notification when these issues are resolved, please log into the Support Site and click Subscribe at the top of this page," it said in a note on its support website.
"Please note that we are aware of some reports about problems with the iFruit App (available on iTunes), such as login errors, endless loading spinners, and the app appearing to reset data. Rest assured that we are working to resolve this as quickly as possible."
Check out our GTA 5 review. µ
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