Fergal Gara has commented on the PSN issues surrounding the Playstation 3 version of the recently-released multiplatform software product, “GTA 5.” In an interview with Eurogamer on Sept. 28, the managing director at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe admitted that the online infrastructure on the current-generation console needed to be improved.
Several players trying to download the digital version of “GTA 5” on launch day ran into an error known as 80029563. Sony Computer Entertainment managed to fix the problem, encouraging players to delete the old corrupt file and re-download the software from the Playstation Store.
Fergal Gara assured fans that the digital content delivery process will be much smoother on the PS4. He revealed that the next-generation system includes “The Play as you Download” functionality, which allows you to start the video game without having to download the entire file. Furthermore, the managing director also mentioned that the digital versions of retail titles may undergo additional testing. You can check out a few screens from “GTA 5” in the slideshow located near the top of this article and his comments about improving PSN on the PS4 below (courtesy of Eurogamer):
So it’s got to be a compelling experience on multiple levels. It’s going to be for no lack of investment, for no lack of effort and no lack of intention that things might fall a bit short. But we’re definitely moving in the right direction, and I’m confident we step on and understand its importance.
“GTA 5” came out for the Playstation 3 current-generation console on Sept. 17. Sony Computer Entertainment is launching the PS4 next-generation system approximately two months later on Nov. 15. You can order the products from Amazon in the following links: “GTA 5” and PS4