Grand Theft Auto 5 Problems: Texture Popping and Broken Snapmatic
The sheer size and scope of the Grand Theft Auto series means performance issues are bound to happen at launch. In the case of Grand Theft Auto 5, the biggest GTA title yet, its issues seem to gravitate around install problems and in-game app (that’s a thing now!) headaches.
Both the Xbox 360 version and PlayStation Network versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 seem to suffer from the same texture popping and shadow problems. With the Xbox 360, the issue is easy to avoid, but the PSN version is disc-free, which presents a real problem to the affected. A thread on r/GrandTheftAutoV has claims coming from both sides. Players who are experiencing the issues are posting, along with screenshots of European players complaining on other sites, but there are plenty of “no issues here” posts, too. There’s no doubt that the PlayStation Network problems are real, but they do not seem to be widespread.
Another flashpoint seems to be the in-game Snapmatic app, which allows characters to take photos with their smartphones, and share them online through Rockstar’s Social Club platform.
Saving photos in the Snapmatic app requires you to have a Social Club account, with your PSN or Xbox Live account connected. For some players, even after the connection and login, the app is not saving photos, nor is it allowing photos to be viewed in the gallery. The issue seems to extend to the iFruit app as well. Rockstar is aware of the problem, but a fix has yet to present itself.
Xbox 360 users are lucky in the sense that there’s a workaround (read our workaround guide here), but PSN users, and everyone trying to snap photos in-game, aren’t as lucky.
[Top Image via GTAForums]