Sony offers GTA V 80029564 error fix, but no word yet on PSN performance concerns

Those still suffering from the Grand Theft Auto V installation issue on PSN have been given some possible ‘fixes’ by Sony.

Despite claiming yesterday that the problem had been corrected, users continue to report problems with the installation of the digital version of GTA V on PS3, which is stopped by a crash that presents users with the error code 80029564.

Tech-minded readers will likely recognise these for the woolly equivalents of ‘turn it off and on again’ that they really are but, nonetheless, this is the advice offered by Sony on its forums.

The error code 80029564 which appears while attempting to download a game patch is an indicator that there has been a connection issue to the server during the download attempt,” a statement confirmed.

Some Virgin Media consumers were experiencing this issue, however this was subsequently identified and fixed by Virgin prior to Christmas ’12. So if the issue is still persisting there are other reasons this may be the case.

This may be down to load on the server at that point in time, in which case you can wait and attempt to download the file when the servers are less busy.

There may be a high level of traffic caused by other internet users, so again you may want to attempt the download at a different time.

If you continue to get the issue you can try resetting the modem and router for a number of minutes, and then restart them. Once this is done try re-establishing a connection between the router and your PlayStation 3 from the beginning.”

In addition to this, neither Rockstar nor Sony is yet to offer any concrete feedback on the concerns about the digital version’s technical performance.

NeoGaf users have been documenting their experiences with the game, suggesting that pop-up, and in some cases streaming textures, are an issue. If it transpires that the 49.99 is technically inferior to the 34.99 disc version then expect a sizable consumer fallout.

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