Firmware 2.35 Available, Is NOT Intended To Fix GTAIV
As some of you are already aware, firmware 2.35 is now available for download on the PlayStation 3. According to the official PlayStation blog, this is a "relatively minor update to improve stability of some PS3 titles."
However, this statement has yielded a rash of incorrect assumptions about this firmware update. For some reason, it is widely believed that firmware 2.35 is a fix for the freezing issues some players have encountered with Rockstar and Take-Two's Grand Theft Auto IV. This might make sense, but they've already released a patch for that, and this firmware update is in no way related to GTAIV. A Sony staffer explains on the blog:
"I just want to clarify that this upcoming firmware update isn’t related to GTA IV. For those of you who may still have an issue playing the game on your PS3, we have identified a solution that should resolve the issue. You can contact SCEA Consumer Services for support — their contact info and hours of service, as well as more information on this issue, are available in our Knowledge Center (http://playstation.custhelp.com/)."
They do say it increases the "stability of some PS3 titles," so perhaps it's logical to assume that GTAIV is one of them. And who knows? Maybe in some way, the game does benefit from this update. But Sony certainly didn't make 2.35 specifically for GTAIV, so anything you hear to the contrary is simply wrong. Just a clarification for all you Internet surfers and GTAIV players out there.
Related Game(s): Gran Theft Auto IV
5/15/2008 Ben Dutka