Yesterday a post appeared on the Rockstar site advising gamers that, in their opinion, the PS3’s latest firmware version (3.61) was responsible, at least in part, to the overheating issues consoles were experiencing when playing L.A. Noire. We wrote about it here, look.
After that, a few things happened. The original post was taken down from the Rockstar site, and another FAQ was added in its place without further explanation. However, community support posts in the comments still alluded to the firmware being the main issue.
“As with the release of any System Update,” said a spokesperson for the manufacturer, “we will invariably see a very small number of users whose console has failed following updating their console, which is an unfortunate coincidence.”
“Rockstar have now updated their FAQ on the matter,” Sony continue, “have admitted that it is a fault with their latest title L.A. Noire and have offered a work around. It should also be noted that the issue with this title is not PS3 specific and is also affecting other consoles.
We reckon it’s probably down to HD consoles having to render in black and white. Tricky, that.