Rockstar has announced that it is working on a solution for Grand Theft Auto IV PC, after some gamers said they were having major reliability problems.

"We are aware that a small number of fans are having problems running GTA IV on their PCs and we would like to assure them we are working to help solve these as quickly as possible", said Rockstar.

"We would ask anyone that is encountering difficulties to contact their local technical support helpline for advice and recommendations. These telephone numbers can be found in the game's manual".

The statement added: "There is also a regularly updated technical support page available on the Rockstar Games website where there are many useful FAQs, and information on how to resolve some common problems being encountered".

It seems that the problems are to do with lengthy validation procedures, as well as ridiculously high graphics settings that not even top notch PCs can utilise.

Reviews of the PC version have highlighted a number of technical problems that have meant the release of it has not been quite as lauded as the console version.