While gamers across the world continue to have an amazing experience with GTA V, it appears that some of you trying to run the game with an older Xbox 360 console are having a few issues. Reports are coming in suggesting that some Xbox 360 consoles are crashing frequently, at random points during missions that don’t appear to have a solid workaround.
At the moment, there is a 16-page thread up at the GTA V forums, which suggests that there is a rather serious problem going on for those running an old Xbox 360 console. Judging by the nature of the comments, it looks like ‘older’ relates to Xbox 360 consoles without an HDMI port.
It also looks like a smaller HDD like 20GB isn’t to blame for freezing problems either, as other users have confirmed in the same thread that the game crashes during missions with larger hard drives. At the moment, Rockstar has not yet issued an official statement on the matter, but we have a feeling they may have to if the problems continue.
What the developer has said on their troubleshooting page though is the following information:
“Delete all Grand Theft Auto V installation data, clear the Xbox 360′s cache and re-attempt the installation. If you are still experiencing the error, please try installing to a different memory device.”
Here is one account of the issue from a Twitter user:
— Alan Bennett (@MASTERZULU) September 19, 2013
Elsewhere, Xbox support has apparently offered this somewhat questionable advice – take this with a pinch of salt though..
1.Delete all GTA 5 game data.
2.Clear system cache three times.
3.Delete marketplace data from storage system items.
4.Unplug console for three minutes.
5.Install disc 1.
6.Power off, do not insert disc 2.
8.Install disc 2.
If it is confirmed true that older Xbox 360 consoles have a issue with running the game at a stable rate, then Rockstar obviously needs to come up with a definitive fix to make gamers happy. If you have one of the older Xbox 360 consoles, let us know if you have experienced any freezing problems with the game. We will let you know in the meantime if Rockstar speaks on the matter.
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