ANTHEM Is Causing PS4 To Shutdown
Anthem is one more game to launch on this generation with its fair share of problems. Unfortunately, rather than having a broken lobby system or other in game glitch, Anthem is actually hitting PS4 consoles themselves. Reports have started to surface over the weekend about Anthem randomly closing off PS4 consoles. Some reports have even said the game has bricked their PS4’s. Outside of the case no proof has been brought forward showing proof of actual bricking but despite the problem is still pretty serious.
When a PS4 is unexpectedly turned off there will always be the risk of damaging the hard drive contained in the system. depending on the situation you could have to reinstall games, the PS4 OS or outright replace the drive itself. The issue has become serious enough that even EA has begun to investigate what could be causing the problems and is asking users to report on their help forums when a crash occurs.
Due to the frequency of these crashes it has even been reported that Sony has begun giving refunds on the game to anyone who may have bought it digitally. While this issue does seem to be predominantly a PS4 one there have been some reports of the same crash on Xbox One. Hopefully with the help of players, this problem can soon be brought to a conclusion with a fix so those who enjoy the game can get back to it!