Last night, Sony addressed complaints that users were unable to download GTA V, saying “for those of you experiencing error code 80029564 when downloading or installing GTA V please accept our apologies. This is been worked on as a high priority and we hope to have it resolved this afternoon. Please delete any GTA content you have already downloaded and then re-download after 4pm today. This should resolve the 80029564 error.”
Of course, that didn’t work, but Sony has offered another fix for the error code:
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.
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.
Unfortunately, while that has worked for some, others are still unable to have any luck.
Have you had any problems with GTAV? Let us know in the comments below.