The Wild West has more than its fair share of classic iconography: cowboys, tumble weed, station wagons, Will Smith; and now thanks to Rockstar Games ‘invisible things’ can be added to the list.
Kotaku is reporting that people have been experiencing an invisibility glitch whilst playing the western-epic Red Dead Redemption. The glitch is randomly making specific body parts, items, and even whole character models vanish. One user reported that he alone had seen four different variations of the bug in action.
The glitch has been affecting owners of both the Xbox 360 and PS3 version and is most prominent when multiplayer mode is activated. Some users have isolated the problem to specific regions of the map, that when stepped into cause the player and/or his horse to disappear. Which, as you can imagine, can make for some rather infuriating death-matches.
Here’s a short video demonstrating the issue:
Since the problem was brought to light, Rockstar has commented on the situation, saying that they are now working on a fix:
“If you’re having issues please email RDRSupportteam@rockstargames.com. We are also actively on the forums helping people with any questions they may have about the game. Thank you all for your support and we look forward to getting a fix out as quickly as soon as we can.”
While I can understand how glitches like this can occur for any game, a part of me does wonder how a bug this widespread went unnoticed at the Rockstar QA office. Still, it’s great to see the team is already hard at work on a fix.
Have you experienced any problems or glitches whilst out roaming The Great Plains of Red Dead Redemption?
Red Dead Redemption is currently available in North America and will be hitting European shelves tomorrow, for both Xbox 360 & PS3.