If you weren’t up all night playing The Last of Us on your PlayStation 3, then you may have avoided the drama that occurred overnight in regards to the console’s latest 4.45 system update. The update has reportedly been the cause of a number of PlayStation 3s to become unusable, or “bricked” as most gamers would call it. Fortunately, Sony is aware of the problem and has pulled the update from the PlayStation Network.
Sony’s PlayStation European Twitter account sent out a message earlier today confirming firmware update 4.45 has been pulled, saying they’re “aware of reports that the recent PS3 update (4.45) has caused,” and are currently investigating what could have caused the issue as well as what users are being bricked as a result of the update.
At this time, it’s unknown how Sony will treat customers who have unfortunately had their consoles bricked as a result of its 4.45 firmware update, but we would think the company would offer some kind of reimbursement, especially since its PlayStation 4 is going to be released in just a few months. The last thing Sony needs right now is a PR nightmare over this bricking issue.