Rumor: Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Has Freezing IssuesS

In the West, role-playing game Final Fantasy XIII is a multi-platform game, getting a release on the Xbox 360 and the PS3. While the PS3 version might look better, individuals are claiming that there are freezing issues.

"For me it happens in the exact same spot (1st level, right after 3rd group of enemies, while jumping over 2nd pile of rubble) on multiple copies of the game," writes Kotaku reader Evan. "When it freezes, I can still go to the menu/map/xmb, but I cannot move in the game. Also when it happens, it starts making loud noises (explosions and yelling) at 3 times the volume it had previously been. The sounds will continue if I leave and go to the menu (not the xmb.)"

Click to view Evan owns a launch 60GB PlayStation 3. The video file he sent does not have any sound.

Kotaku isn't quite sure how widespread this issue is, and it could very well be isolated. However, this guy on YouTube also claims there are freezing issues as well as individuals on the PlayStation boards and the Ardamis boards. The same freeze that Kotaku reader Evan experienced is being reported.

When the game was released in Japan last December, the game did have several bugs, including a jumping bug and a truly crazy bug.

PS3 FFXIII Freeze [Motionbox]