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Anthem Is 'Bricking' Some PS4 Consoles

07 March, 2019, 06:46 | Author: Joanna Little
  • Sony Offering Refunds for Anthem PS4 Owners

It turns out that the ho-hum reception for EA's Anthem was just the start of the highly anticipated online shooter's problems.

"When encountering a crash or game error, sometimes I get booted to the main menu or out of the game completely to the PS4 dashboard", a user who goes by ForTheMasters posted on the game's subreddit over the weekend. EA asks players to provide their PS4 model, their PSN ID, details of the crash, and whether or not they reported the crash data when prompted after turning the console back on. "Took me five minutes".

On the EA Answers HQ forum, at the time of writing, over 600 players have said they've experienced the crashing problem.

The good news is that EA has acknowledged the "crashing issue" in a tweet, but hasn't offered any explanations or solutions for PS4 players who have been affected. Oddly enough, these issues seem to be now only on PS4 and not PC or Xbox One. Worse, one PS4 owner claimed on Reddit that his console has been completely bricked following a shut down that happened while he was playing Anthem. Mercifully, the refunding seems to be a simple process, for those who were successful. According to one comment, the console will shut down as though the power plug has been pulled - leading to the irritating system fix reboot, as well as a likely reset for any external storage attached. Have you attempted to get a refund and were you successful? "The console powers down and will not power on using the normal method of pressing the PS4 button on the controller", wrote one player.

Players are complaining about a number of issues with the game
Players are complaining about a number of issues with the game

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"Then once the OS loads it displays a system error reporting page to send the error to Sony".

This situation is similar to that of No Man's Sky when a huge amount of refunds were issued to Sony for being a defective game, and quite right fully so, Anthem seems to be heading in the same direction.

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