GRID stalls on Xbox 360

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It seems that GRID on Xbox 360 is having issues keeping their engines running.

GRID was released this last Friday in Europe and already reports and complaints are coming in from gamers that the Xbox 360 version is having issues. It was reported on Gamer.tm that members of their forums were complaining about freezing problems.

When I went to the forums to check out what kind of issues they were having, I realised that the game isn’t completely freezing, but rather having an issue where it will pause for a moment and then continue. One of the forum members, who goes by the name of Dredd, posted the following:

“I asked him last night if it was good, he said it was excellent, but he also said exactly what you’re saying, in that the game, just for a split second, will freeze up on you, and it’s enough to wreck a race, and at the very least, you have to use one of your flashbacks to repair the damage it did to your race at that moment.”

GRID’s executive producer, Gavin Raeburn told the Codemasters forum that the issue seems to be with certain versions of the Xbox 360 Hard Drives. He also says that it will be sorted and patched as soon as they can get it through Microsoft certification.

It seems that a lot of people won’t be experiencing the problems as many have reported that they have had no issues, so it all comes down to whether or not you have the problematic type of hard drive. If you are really worried about spending the money only to have a problem on your hands, I would recommend waiting until the patch is out before buying the game.

source: Gamer.tm

Last Updated: June 2, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    At least there is a patch coming out soon. I’m looking forward to this game

  • j4nr1k

    Wonder if there is a list off what model 360’s has the ‘problematic’ hdd.

    And if you play sans HDD? Does it still freeze?

  • OddSockZA

    Will you bastards please stop bashing the ps3 and post some news that makes the 360 look sil…wait…what?

    Whatever, you’re still a bunch of fanboys. 😛

    @J4nrik :
    It works fine without the HDD, apparently.

  • Well SA release date is apparently only the 12th, so hopefully there’ll be a patch out before we get it. I also wonder how wide spread it is, if it’s only posted on one obscure site.

    doobiwan’s last blog post..The Games that made the consoles

  • I hope for the sake of the Xbox 360 gamers that they do fix this, cos I Downloaded the Demo on PS3 and this game kicks serious butt.

  • UnsafestCorpse

    Why am I not surprised that there are problems with this game…LOLOLOLOL. You have been warned!

  • LazySAGamer

    Thanks 😛

  • Milesh Bhana ZA

    also really enjoyed the demo. I’m not 100% sold on the drift races though. They’re really cool but i just can’t get the hang of them.

  • Roto Router ZA

    After playing for about 6 hours last night, it did not freeze on me once and my Xbox is one I got at launch! So it might only be one of the very few first release xbox’s.

    The game is awesome!!! Le Mans is insane! Night driving FTW!

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