So Am I The Only Person Unable To Play Multiplayer [PS3]

#1 Edited by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

Preface: I'm aware of this forum post, but that is totally different issue to mine.
 
I'm stuck valued GiantBomb users. I received Split/Second last Thursday but have not really had chance to play it much over the past week. Having pulled the game out on Sunday, I decided to go straight online for my first taste of the action. Hit Public Match, Race and the "Please Wait" screen started. Then it crashed -- the floating glass effect just froze and I couldn't access XMB. I rinsed and repeated several times but - nada. Crashed everytime.
 
I hit up Google. No one was having the same issue. I hit up Twitter. No one was having the same issue. Hmm. Ok.
 
So today I tried again. Same thing. I deleted the Game Data and reinstalled that. I then downloaded the 1.01 patch and tried again. Same thing! The single-player works absolutely fine - no crashing anywhere. It only crashes when I try to join a multiplayer game.
 
I don't really know what to do. This is the first time I've ever known something like this to happen. Usually when multiplayer is borked, it's borked for everyone and a patch fixes it. My issue seems totally isolated however. The disc is not scratched, though I've tried to clean it. Same problem.
 
How can it just not work for me? I don't really understand. A disc's a disc - it has the same code on it. I'm stuck, I bought it off Amazon. Should I send it back and get a replacement or what? Even then, I'm not sure it would resolve my issue with a new disc. I'm stuck!

#2 Posted by Pessh (2454 posts) -

No idea, already tried everything I can think of. Maybe just send it back, amazon have amazing customer surface,

#3 Edited by Hamz (6846 posts) -

Get a replacement disc.
 
And check to see if other PS3 games have similar issues occur when you try to play them. I had something like this occur to me and that was due to my replacement PS3 being broken.

#4 Posted by Fenrir (26 posts) -
@get2sammyb
I'm having the same problem, cant connect to any multiplayer lobbies. Every now and then after searching for 2 minutes it creates a lobby and I sit in it with no-one joining.
I realise I 'was' the other thread you referred to lol, but I got a replacement PS3 and the single player works fine now. Hasn't crashed once. 
What is weird is that when it's searching for games, it is obviously 'finding' the other games, but cant join them, because the Cancel button dissapears when its attempting to join. About 2 seconds after, the animated background freezes and whilst you can access the XMB, no icons load and you cant click anything on it. It eventually unfreezes itself, (presumably when it gives up trying to connect to that particular game).
I presumed it was something to do with my internet tbh, but I've tried everything and cant get it to work, I'm NAT type 2, and my router has UPnP enabled.
#5 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -
@Fenrir: Looks like we're the only two then. You say if I sit tight it unfreezes? I'll try that later if so, and let you know if it actually matches me with anyone.
#6 Posted by Fenrir (26 posts) -

Any news sammyb? Still no joy over here. 
Its an interesting theory that Hamz says to get a replacement disc. It was after split/second installed the game data that my old ps3's disc driver corrupted itself, now the same disc wont work on multiplayer on a new ps3 that runs single player fine. Or it could just be paranoia, either way, it seems me and split/second are in a love/hate relationship :\

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