Rocket League's PS4 launch hasn't gone to plan with buckling servers and consoles overgeating due to the game's...menus.
Wonder how widespread the issue is. Anyways hope Psyonix get it fixed asap.
Ether has the same problem, I'm still waiting for them to fix it but they know about the issue.
I didn't have any problems during Alpha & Beta, shouldn't take long until everything's fixed. Anyway this game is mad fun and thanks to PS+ the servers will be always populated :)
Yeah, it's one of the reasons I deleted Ether One. No excuse for that game to exercise the CPU/GPU harder than say Bloodborne
@uth I reviewed Ether One back at it's original release on PC last year. The game had no real stability issues at that time. It was only when switching engines to Unreal 4 did these issues pop up. They obviously couldn't get their heads around the new engine. Sad to see, considering the game itself is pretty damn good.
@uth11, hardware and drivers shouldn't allow software to overheat things in the first place. I know it happens on a lot of platforms, but really it's lack of foresight by those responsible for designing the platform itself that leads to this sort of thing. A software title developer shouldn't have to think about it. In any event, I downloaded this last night but I guess I'll be waiting for a patch before I fire it up.
The very first "report bug" i sent in the RL beta was the game makes my ps4 really loud. How did they not address it yet. Mustve thought i was part of the vocal minority and too lazy to report a bug...
I remember they sent out a tweet that said they were "going to look into it" I guess they never did.
It's a game of statistics. If one bug is reported by 90% of the base and another by, say, 2%, and they only have so much resources to dedicate to it, guess which one gets fixed? The severity of a bug should also have some weight but perhaps it was lost on them in this case.
mine started doing it in the menus and once in game it was quiet again. was like a turbine( i would say 80%speed) i tweeting Playstation and they told me to rebuild HD lol,they think it cures everything. the only other game this happend with was killzone
Tweeting to playstation hasn't solved a single problem. They once tried to tell me that my season pass to better call saul must not have included the season finale because it didn't download it. Called somebody and restored licenses, issue fixed.
I know this reply is Hella late, just wanted to say it over worked your fan while in the menus bc of something to do with the grass.
Yeah this game had my PS4 screaming, I mean I have never, and I mean never heard the fan going so high ever... On no game I have ever played, this had my PS4 screaming, I deleted this thing right away, it's crazy that this made it past testing... Something is wrong in the code..
Been playing it on two consoles without problems for about 12hours. Left it idling on the menus for 2-3 hours. No problems for me so far.
Maybe the issue only happens due to some obscure hardware difference between launch consoles and later ones or something.
I am going to wait for patch or something before i download this game. Having fun playing PS Plus version of DRIVECLUB , so no worries here.
Yeah I don't know why it affects some but not others. Quite like a lot of bugs really! The patch has hit now anyway, so I wouldn't hold off. I hear it's fixed.
Problem occurred when people used the right analog to change the camera on menu to see more blades of grass. They fixed it now though. Sorry for the late reply
If your menu is making the fan go on overload, then you have a problem with your code!
Yeah it was a big problem during the beta, my console would get hella hot if I left the menu on while making a brew. Shocking it's still a problem to be honest.
I think it was one of the CODs from a few years ago had the same issue, when I went into the menu the fan would spin up, go back to playing and it went quiet again. When your menu requires more compute resources than the actual game then you've got a problem. Maybe they shouldn't have the interns writing the UI code.
Yeah I was hoping on trying this game but I'll wait until there's a fix for this issue. Last thing I need is some indie game messing up my consoles GPU.
Severs or servers? Site needs to update.
Haha it's sorted now. Put that one down to a long bloody day!
No wonder! This game is serious fun , can't wait to get online with it , cheers Sony!
There might be some truth to that. I was in a beta and that was the only game that made my PS4 go overdrive with the cooling.
Well Rockets do emit a lot of heat. ;)
and psn is down now.
Im down here too in US West coast
actually going to buy the game instead of PS Plus on my brothers account. Looks like a game the family and friends can enjoy whenever they come over.
I feel like buying it as well but as my PS+ subscription goes for another 2 years it wouldn't make much sense. However, I'll buy any DLC Psyonic releases not only because I love this game but also to support them :)
You do know that Sony pays developers to put the game on PS Plus right? So no need to feel bad about getting the game for "free".
This is true. I'm sure that with some games developers would make more money if people would pay full MSRP over getting a free game on Plus though. Personally I want our money to go into a beefier network
Yup, but Sony doesn't pay anywhere near full retail price. Of course not everybody will play it either, so its a gamble whether the developer will earn more on PS+ The Rocket League guys reported that Sony really really wanted this on PS+ so I think they got paid more than usual
What a strange issue? I've yet to detect The Witcher 3 (played in excess of 6hrs in one sitting), making little difference to the PS4 unit over heating. Rocket League is the most crazy fun I've had in ages. Let's hope they Patch this problem fast.
The thirst is so real...
Just so many people trying to play not only a new but free game. It's hard but I usually wait a day or two like with Driveclub.
Was planning on playing this game today..hmm might have to wait for a patch to drop.
This generation of gaming is the COOLEST!
I've never had my PS3 or PS4 overheat, what happens? I'm really excited to play Rocket League but not at the expense of my PS4 being damaged in the process.
They will shut themselves off to prevent damage if the cooling system cannot cope.
+bub for the info. Thanks
What's the game menu running at, 4k?
Is this why PSN has been down all day? Why is there no article on N4G about PSN being down today? It's the third time in the past 5-days it's been down.
Hm.. my PS4 was making some pretty brutal noises and this happened while I was playing Batman. https://www.youtube.com/wat... Turned it off for a while and seems to be alright, only having online problems as of now.
Lol. The seedy underbelly of Gotham. That was trippy when it started the kaleidoscope type of effect.
Could be that the menu is running at an uncapped framerate? Seen it happen in few (PC) games, the menu is being rendered at like 2000 fps which leads to more load on the machine.
Yesterday I booted up Planetside 2 and my ps4 sounded like it was about to take off. Never had any problems with my Ps4 regarding noises. It's a launch ps4 and it gets a lot of usage. Turned the system off cleaned the air vents now it barely makes any noise. This has never happened before with any other game. That shit scared me, backed up all of my game saves ASAP. I wonder if this is a game issue or the software update we just had. Like I said never had any issues before just a thought.
WOW Lmaoo!!! Thats crazy, I feel bad for u sony guys :( hopefully all is fixed soon !
C'MON MAN! First Ether now this? Everytime i find something getting me really excited from PS+ it has this issue. What is with PS4 and menus? AC Unity, Far Cry 4, AC IV, Infamous Second Son, Witcher 3, and some others i can't remember right now all make my PS4 get scary loud when i'm in a menu/map. Wtf are devs doing ?
i've been on the menu for 30 minutes today while doing other stuff and didn't notice it... maybe it isn't for everyone.
It triggered for me when I went into the options.
I was playing this while watching Netflix on my PC so I thought it was my PC freaking out and not my PS4, thank god I read this article!
Dat next gen.
Played 13 games last night in Oceania, game ran amazingly ping from 8-38. fun little game
No problems here. Must not be the widespread issue this article is making it out to be.
Problems here. Maybe it is the widespread issue this article is making it out to be.
Kilzoner99 aint got the problem, so the world aint got a problem....learn world, learn..
I'm interested to know if Sony is allowing some(or all) developers to scale CPU speeds, for an extra kick when they need it. I remember them saying that the CPU is scalable to 2.75ghz, but runs at 1.6 due to heat concerns. Though, I dont know if its locked or developers have access to change it, either permanently for their game or dynamically when they need a boost to keep framerates stable. Id be interested to know if this is the case.
That's a very interesting theory, still don't know why this game would need an upclock on the CPU? I would be interested to know as well if this is the case. I just hope Sony knows what they are doing if this is the case.. Could be a lot of broken .. Well you know..
Dude.... for the 1000th time, PS4 RUNS AT 1.6GHZ!!! The 2.75ghz claim is due to some idiot not understanding what was written on an FCC Certification document where it was clearly talking about the PS4's memory which runs at 2.75ghz which is 5500mt/s which is the rated speed of the memory. Scroll down to the RAM section: https://en.wikipedia.org/wi... Here it clearly says 1.6ghz CPU. 2.75ghz RAM. http://www.ps3devwiki.com/p... Look here: http://www.dualshockers.com...
Who the hell is disagreeing with you? You even sourced your point. Geez, this site...
Nowhere in any of the articles does it say that the CPU is locked at 1.6Ghz, just that it is the base fequency. My guess is, the memory controller was made to support the maximum CPU clock, to eliminate bottlenecks, if the CPU was one day unlocked. Which makes perfect sense. Though I think Sony, in their internal testing, wanted to avoid any fumbles in system reliability. Especially with the bad taste of the red ring of death looming in peoples mouths from last gen. The Xbox One and PS4 are using the same CPU cores, therefore if the Xbox One can be unlocked and the CPU speed increased... The same could theoretically be done for the PS4. But I dont think Sony wants to open Pandoras Box. Remember, that the heat is probably a bit higher in Sonys console, due to the faster memory and GPU. Therfore, the option to uplock the CPU may be limited to that factor. If this developer tried and it is the issue, then my point has been proven. Because this game is hardly pushing the system, especially in the shadow of games like The Witcher 3 and Batman, which arent overheating systems and are pushing more polygons and higher quality assets. Again, this is all conjecture until Sony or another developer speak out on the matter. It is just an educated guess on my part.
I noticed my fans reviing up when I play this. But it also happens on a few other titles such as Bloodborne and watch dogs. Any other game is fine.
That's so weird. I want to give it a go, but I don't want any harm done to my PS4.
Going to download the game now. Was enjoying the free demo of Toukiden Kiwami. I liked to see how this Rocket League game is.
Sony's certification messed up
The reports here and elsewhere are a little unclear as to whether the menu is simply causing the fans to run at high rpm, or if it's actually caused any real overheating/damage. Fans running high rpm by itself doesn't hurt anything. Obviously though with it being in the menu, it's pretty clear it's a game coding thing rather than the system doing it. It's likely, although surprising, if Sony lets devs adjust fan or worse yet cpu speeds. You'd think that would be handled by the PS4 OS and they wouldn't want devs changing that, for just this reason.