Report: LA Noire To Blame For Consoles Overheating

Report: LA Noire To Blame For Consoles Overheating

Sony has told us unequivocally that there is no issue with its 3.61 firmware update. Earlier today it was thought that the update, which was released to upgrade security on the console, was causing units to overheat following complaints from some LA Noire players.

"As with the release of any System Update, we will invariably see a very small number of users whose console has failed following updating their console, which is an unfortunate coincidence" Sony explains.

The company pointed to Rockstar's recently published workaround as an admission of blame for the overheating problem, which has now spread to Xbox 360 consoles too.

"Rockstar have now updated their FAQ on the matter, have admitted that it is a fault with their latest title LA Noire and have offered a workaround," says Sony. "It should also be noted that the issue with this title is not PS3 specific and is also affecting other consoles."

We've contacted Rockstar for comment and will update the story as soon as we hear back from them.