While Grand Theft Auto IV was already patched for PS3 gamers, there are rumors that Sony could be working on a new firmware to fix some lingering freezes with launch PS3s.
Take-Two contends that GTA IV was "checked over and passed as 100% compatible with the current version of the PS3."
While it's not official, this wouldn't be the first time Sony has quickly created a new firmware release to fix bugs with a specific game. There was one for Assassin's Creed and hopefully there will be one for GTA IV.
Even though the problem exists, it's nice to know that Sony and Take-Two are probably working on a solution.