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Rocket League PS4 overheating fix is being taken ‘very seriously’ - hot fixes and patches incoming

Official statement released by Psyonix about PS4 overheating issue.

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psplova928d ago

Yeah, I'd hate to think of Rocket League as the free game that broke my PS4...

BoriboyShoGUN928d ago

Yeah I heard my fan going nuts when I was painting the cars etc. Played one game and shut it down. Seems like a fun game but i will wait for the fix before i really get into it.

KryptoniteTail928d ago

They should be forced to replace your system if they know they broke it. Apologists, don't bother responding.

psforward928d ago

I agree,waiting for the patch before playing. Don't want my kids playing and leaving it on the menu.

Nick_The_Slick928d ago

Has even one PS4 actually overheated, or are the fans simply working at full speed??

uth11927d ago

Fans running at full speed.
But a lot of us don't want to risk it.

For the record I tried one match so far and didn't have a heating issue.

XboxOneX927d ago

Yes many have been reported over on the PS forums. I hope that this is patched before any more peoples consoles are effected.

psplova927d ago

Mine did last night actually. My son told me after playing the game for awhile.. Didn't realize why until today.

uth11928d ago

It was reported in beta, so why haven't they fixed it? It shouldnt be that difficult to reproduce and figure out

Neixus927d ago (Edited 927d ago )

I assume you aren't a developer.

It's very hard to figure out what is causing this issue. It can be one certain paint color, it can be something wrong with coding in the menu, It can be anything.

I'm not defending them, this is unacceptable, but i find it very blunt of you to just say ''it shouldn't be that difficult''

This is very relevant and a great read, i advise you to check it out :)
https://www.reddit.com/r/ga...

uth11927d ago (Edited 927d ago )

I actually am a developer, and I'm the first to defend developers against the kinds of accusations in your link.

There are profiler tools that show you exactly where your code is spending your. If the case is that a fairly static menu is taxing the CPU, then it's coded poorly and they need to get it to yield back it's unused CPU cycles back to the OS. There are simple API calls that do this for you.

However in the case of Rocket league, it seems the problem is the crowd shot behind the menu is a complex scene that runs the CPU hot. Users on reddit have reported that if you refocus the camera yourself, the problem stops.
In that case here are two possible fixes, the easy one is for them to simply point the camera somewhere else that won't cause the issue. The harder one is to dial back on the level of detail in the menu.

If there's a reason why it's not that simple, I'd love to hear it. But the most likely reason isn't that it's too hard, they just prioritized other issues (happens all the time in software development), always more bugs than you have time for.

Ulf927d ago (Edited 927d ago )

Guys, I have a simple question for you.

When is it ever not acceptable to use 100% of the machine? Why should a dev have to worry about the heat their program generates? Alternatively, if the PS4 can't vent all that thermal waste, why is it clocked at the rate that it is?

How is it ever acceptable for a system to burn out, because an app wanted to run at 100%?

This isn't the app's fault, in my book. They have to run at a lower framerate, so the machine doesn't burn up? Come on. Seriously?

uth11927d ago

We don't know that it actually harms PS4s, PS4 will supposedly shut off if it gets too hot.

-but-

it is bad practice to release something that is overusing CPU cycles. Suppose it were a game for portables, it would be a battery killer.

On the PS4, a loud fan is just an annoyance. But we can compare it to other games to get an idea of what the fan should sound like. For instance Ether One makes the fan VERY loud, and that's hardly a graphical or gameplay workhorse.

Fizzy_Amp927d ago (Edited 927d ago )

I thought dev had fixed with a national flag called, "Columbia" but they promised to get note on the next patch when i'm in Twitch that few of the devs was there.

vikingland1928d ago

I'm not even going to risk my ps4 over heating. I'll play when it's fixed.

thejigisup928d ago

Can't wait to get my hands on this game. Looks like a blast when it's not melting your system.

Baka-akaB928d ago

Don't care if it's fun and everything , not touching this till it's fixed .

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