In the last week or so I am having more freezes than I have had since I began playing this game back in December of 2011. It is not uncommon now for me to play at night and freeze anywhere from 2-4 times within a few hours span. Funny thing is, its not just me. I thought it was so I deleted my game data utility, redownloaded EVERYTHINGGGGGG!! Sadly, it still happened.
When I say its not just me, it everyone in my party, we all freeze at the same exact time. It usally happens about a second before the ring would show up prior to starting a match, a second or two after you see the ring and it just freezes (you can still hear the music however), or about two seconds after starting a match after taking a few steps. Has anyone else been experiencing this?
Disk is flawless and I already deleted my game date and reinstalled. But the thing is, its not just me, its many others. I am not the only one freezing, its the entire lobby freezes. Last time it happened, I messaged two of the people who were on the opposite team and they both said they froze. Also the ones in my party along with me froze.
I think this game is very taxing for the PS3 hardware. That's the root cause, I guess.
And yeah, I experience it sometimes (no white plug though, so it's not network-related).