Sony Addresses Freezing, Crashing Issues With Heavy Rain
It's easily one of the best games of the generation, but a few people have complained of freezing and crashing issues in Heavy Rain.
These complaints have reached Sony, and a developer has responded in a thread over at the PlayStation forums, where troubled players have described some of the problems they're experiencing. At first, it was believed that these issues were directly related to the patch that recently released for the game, but that doesn't appear to be true. The developer does say not to shut off the system if the screen goes black; he says wait 5 minutes before doing anything. The post he made to the community reads:
"Hi folks, this is just to let you know that the issues reported in this thread and elsewhere are being looked into. We're currently trying to establish any common factors for people who are experiencing game freezing so if you are having trouble please be as thorough as possible with regards to your PS3 setup - are you using a launch version of the console or a brand new slim, playing in standard or high definition (I'm not suggesting that these are potential causes, just making the point)... any information you can give may help to find where the issue lies."
Sometimes, the game may take a bit longer to save than normal, but this also doesn't mean the game has crashed so be patient. As of now, they're working on gathering in more information concerning the issues at hand, so they can more easily address the problem with a future fix-it patch (perhaps). They do say the freezing hasn't been rampant; it has only affected a small percentage of the PS3 owner population, so that's good news. Just from my side, I'm on my fourth play-through and I've never had the game freeze (I have the new Slim), and we've only heard a few scattered complaints from the readers. It definitely happens, but it doesn't seem to be a prevalent problem, as Sony says.
We'll let you know when there's another update.
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain
2/25/2010 9:04:02 PM Ben Dutka