The launch of Anthem hasn’t precisely gone in response to BioWare’s plans. The sport has been criticized for an absence of content material and polish, but it surely appears the scenario is especially unhealthy on the PS4 – in accordance gamers on Reddit and different boards, the sport is crashing their consoles. That’s to say, the sport isn’t simply crashing and returning to the house menu — it’s utterly shutting down individuals’s PS4s. Evidently, this can be a very uncommon factor for a console recreation to do. Personally, I’ve by no means heard of it earlier than.
Individuals who have reported these shutdowns say their PS4s reacted as in the event that they’d yanked the console’s energy cable out. Upon beginning up once more, the PS4 has to test and restore its inside database – a course of that’s accompanied by some disturbing warnings and might take a number of minutes. In accordance with Redditor TheMadTitanGuantlet this course of truly bricked his console…
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“PSA to any Anthem gamers on PS4 that have full shut downs of their consoles: STOP PLAYING!. My PS4 has been utterly bricked to the purpose of not even turning on due to Anthem.”
EA and BioWare have but to challenge an official response to the PS4 shutdown challenge, but it surely appears Sony is properly conscious of the issue. Apparently, Sony has issued Anthem refunds to some disgruntled PS4 house owners, which is shocking, as the corporate is often reasonably uptight about returning cash. Sadly, others have reported not getting a refund.
So yeah, it’s possible you’ll need to keep away from Anthem on PS4 for now. In reality, it’s possible you’ll need to keep away from it basically – Wccftech’s Alessio Palumbo just lately gave the sport a combined evaluate…
“[Anthem] seems to be nice, performs even higher, and has an intriguing setting as well. Nonetheless, the fragmented world design, overabundance of loading screens and extreme lack of content material significantly drag down the expertise, a minimum of in the intervening time. […] BioWare have the possibility to proper this ship by including sufficient content material within the upcoming months, although it received’t be straightforward.”
Anthem is out there now on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
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