Foster City (CA) - Soon after Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto IV on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, owners of the PS3 version began complaining about problems with its lower HD resolution and complications with online modes.
People called out to Rockstar to release a patch to the game, but so far it has not done so. Now it appears the issue is with the PS3 hardware itself, so a fix would need to come directly from Sony.
"There is an issue with the launch edition of the PS3 and this game, the game was checked over and passed as 100% compatible with the current version of the PS3, of course the earlier version has custom chips which mean that it is a very different animal from the current PS3 on sale," said Rockstar parent company Take-Two in e-mails to distraught gamers.
According to the software company, the problem lies specifically with the launch version of the PS3.
"Sony [is] aware of this difference and are looking into producing a new firmware just for the earlier version of the PS3," continued the e-mails.
However, Take-Two did not say when an update may be expected. It seems gamers will need to rely on the company's exhausting manual fix to rid their console of the mysterious glitch.