[UPDATE] Users report issues running L.A. Noire on old PS3 models
Following a deluge of error reports, including those not just limited to the PS3 release, Rockstar has suggested users try the following in order to remedy the issue(s):
1. Delete L.A. Noire Game Data (not save data) from the PS3 Game Data Utility. On Xbox 360, clear the cache (My Xbox, System Settings, Device Options, Clear System Cache).
2. Create a temporary PS3 profile to ensure new save files are created. On Xbox 360, create a Silver Xbox Live Gamertag.
3. Launch L.A. Noire and try again. Try playing while signed out of PSN.
4. Check L.A. Noire disc for scratches, dust, dirt or other damage. Clean if necessary.
5. Check other game-discs on your PS3 or Xbox 360 to test whether it's L.A. Noire or the console playing up.
6. Try your L.A. Noire disc in a different console
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Just a few days after the release of the critically acclaimed L.A. Noire, users are already reporting that their PlayStation 3 consoles are encountering issues with the Team Bondi-developed title.
Owners of the original “phat” 60GB and 80GB PS3 model have already started to experience freezing, crashing and forced console shut downs while playing the 1940’s inspired thriller for extended periods.
A post that has since been deleted by publisher Rockstar Games from the Rockstar Social Club support forums suggested that the recent 3.61 firmware update was to blame for the hiccups.
Luckily though, the guys over at VG247 managed to snag the information in the post relating to the issues before it was taken down.
“Primary reports seem to be that updating to firmware 3.61 will cause PlayStations to overheat. There have been various reports of this on a few different games now, all reporting their PS3s turning off or ‘Red Lighting’ after having installed 3.61,” it reads.
“This can range from games randomly freezing to PS3s turning off anywhere between 30 mins use to two hours. We have confirmed locally that multiple games (Rockstar and non-Rockstar) overheat or freeze only when 3.61 is installed.”
Rockstar has assured users that they will update L.A. Noire fans when they are able to, but have encouraged users experiencing the issues to contact Sony directly.
Sony has yet to make an official statement regarding the problems with L.A. Noire, but it is expected that we will hear something soon enough.