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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 isnít 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 ó 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

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Comments (8 posts)

erislocker
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 1:10:34 PM
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i still get "lost connection to one or more players" every now and then. which, still REALLY sucks...

is it my connection or is the servers that are full?
will it ever fully end?

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goad
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 1:15:48 PM
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I think this does affect gta4 because before the update i
couldn't log on to multiplayer but now i can no problem.

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K Phantom
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 2:22:10 PM
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Bad news keep on coming huh?

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Tatsujin
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 4:12:37 PM
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Well I don't know about you guys... But My PS3's Internet browser is MUCH MUCH faster right now... :D After the update that is...It was slow as hell before the update...

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Rob_12
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 5:37:20 PM
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ive played gta 4 for two days and now is getting boring

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Tatsujin
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 5:43:51 PM
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I still keep getting that "One or More players dropped" on Multiplayer, idk why... It kinda sucks and im getting really pissed off.

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chinchillables
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:20:04 PM
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co-signed. They should've fixed this stuff before releasing it, and yeah... I too am bored with it already. They're all the same basically.


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Tatsujin
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 6:01:16 PM

There not all the same... Last time I checked Vice City's story line wasnt anything like San Andreas's story line... and GTA 3's story line is nothing like GTA IV's story line... And the textures leading from GTA 3 to GTA San Andreas have gotten better... The graphics have jumped from stick-figures (GTA3-GTA SA) to life-like graphics (GTA IV) The cars are most certainly different... Everything is different........

And to say theyve shoulda fixed this stuff before releasing is just stupid, the multiplayer was a "slap-on" you can say. It was never intended to be a feature of any of the GTA's, and to be honest the Multiplayer is in no way a need for me to get the full out of any GTA experiance.

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