BioWare working on PS3 DAO fix

Firmware update crashing games.

BioWare is working with Sony to discover why Dragon Age: Origins struggles to run on PS3.

The problems started after Sony released firmware update 3.30 for the console last week. BioWare's community forums are clogged with reports of game crashes.

Though aware of the issue, BioWare cannot recreate the problems on dev kits and so quickly analyse and isolate the error. Because of this, the community is being called on to submit feedback. "We have to do this a little old school, and keep narrowing the cases down," said BioWare poster Fernando Melo.

His comments suggest the issue relates to games saved before the firmware release conflicting with games saved afterwards. Some users have 'repaired' their game by deleting saved games, but Melo is loathe to recommend this method.

If you're experiencing problems, head over to the BioWare forums to contribute.

"Thanks again for your patience," said Melo. "It is pretty clear that despite this affecting other titles, that it has impacted on DA substantially. We're hopeful there is something we can do from our end to work around whatever was introduced in 3.3.

"In the meantime, please continue to send us information that will help us narrow this down," he added.

Dragon Age: Origins expansion Awakening was released in March, raising the level cap and giving voice to the darkspawn. Awakening was awarded 9/10 on Eurogamer.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (13)

About the author

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer  |  Clert

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.


You may also enjoy...

Overwatch's McCree will be renamed Cole Cassidy next week

Amid fallout from Activision Blizzard lawsuit.

King games portal which birthed Candy Crush to close after 18 years

After lengthy investigation by Paypal finally concludes.

Feature | Eve Spectrum review: the best HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor?

Two months with a crowd-designed 4K 144Hz display.

Next Sony State of Play on 27th October

Focusing on third-party releases.

Supporters only

Comments (13)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store