The patch that Rockstar has released for the Playstation 3 version of Grand Theft Auto IV does not solve the problems surrounding the freezing of the PS3 consoles. The patch is therefore aimed at the multiplayer part of the game.
The patch should ensure that people who want to play online but had problems accessing the servers can now access them. According to a Sony spokesperson, the patch will reduce the load on Gamespy’s servers reports Eurogamer. The Sony spokesperson who spoke to Eurogamer also expressed his hope that the patch would solve the freeze problem. However, the patch of 18MB in size does not solve the problem of the crashing consoles. As a result, PS3 gamers with the freeze problem will remain dependent on workarounds for the time being.