According to Rockstar games, the new 3.61 firmware may cause your PS3 to shut down while playing L.A. Noire.
Some PS3 owners are claiming that the their PS3 console shuts down mid-way through playing L.A. Noire. Rockstar Games claims that the new firmware is the main problem resulting in PS3 consoles to overheat as a result of this.
Here’s what was said on the Rockstar Support Website before it was removed but preserved by Eurogamer:
“We have received some reports of PS3s overheating while playing L.A. Noire or beeping three times before shutting down/turning themselves off, mostly on older 60GB and 80GB fat models.”
“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.”
“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.”
“At this time we are recommending contacting Sony directly to report the overheating issue. However, this is not the end of our support; we are continuing to test L.A. Noire on all firmware versions and hardware models to isolate the issues and see what can be done. As always, we will update this article as soon as we have updates.”
Nobody actually knows why Rockstar has removed this post but it shows that it could be a problem with the new firmware itself regardless of what game you play.
Thankfully, the first L.A. Noire patch is on its way shortly that should address this issue. JustPushStart has played the game and have not encountered this problem. Have you encountered this problem? Let us in the the comments.