There have been reports of console issues when playing Rockstar’s latest thriller, LA Noire. At first the blame was laid at the feet of firmware revision 3.61, which was refuted by Sony. Now, both companies have issued a joint statement on the matter to gamers.
We have received a very small number of customer support questions about PS3’s overheating or shutting down while playing L.A. Noire. At this time, Rockstar Games and Sony can confirm that neither L.A. Noire or firmware update 3.61 are causing the PS3 hardware to overheat. We are both committed to working hard to find solutions to this and any issues that may arise. If you are experiencing any issues with L.A. Noire or your PS3 hardware, please contact technical support using any of the means provided below:
Rockstar Support: www.rockstargames.com/support
Rockstar Support on Twitter: twitter.com/RockstarSupport
PlayStation 3 Support: us.playstation.com/support/
PlayStation 3 Support EU: www.eu.playstation.com
Expect both companies to work together to find a solution to the problem. Though, LA Noire is one hell of a game, one almost good enough to sacrifice my PS3 to a fiery overheated demise…decisions, decisions. Wait for a patch or continue the investigation?