‘Anthem’ Is Crashing PS4 Consoles and EA Needs Help

Sony Offering Refunds for Anthem PS4 Owners

Critical bug in Anthem is causing PS4 consoles to shutdown; PC and Xbox users also reporting hard crashes

Some users are concerned that playing the game will lead to them "bricking" their consoles.

It seems Anthem's growing list of issues just got considerably longer.

Anthem has been reportedly crashing consoles, leaving some players having to go through a lengthy reboot procedure to access their PS4 or Xbox One again. Overall, it's pretty damning for Anthem, especially as Bioware hasn't addressed the complaints yet.

Sony is now issuing refunds on the PlayStation Store for Anthem, which spells doom for the game's long-term success on the world's biggest gaming platform.

Let's hope Bioware roll out a fix soon, otherwise Anthem's notorious reputation is going to suffer another hit.

It appears that only PS4 versions of the game are suffering such dramatic crashes.

"Happened to me as well", Terry2Toke, one of the hundreds of Reddit users who commented on the thread, revealed.

Have you had trouble playing ANTHEM?

EA's shared world shooter Anthem for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC has had a rough launch. There's an official thread right here, but it's light on details - there's no official word on a patch that will fix the issue for PlayStation 4 "Anthem" players. The PS4 version of the game now has a score of 57/100 on Metacritic, but it has been even more mercilessly judged by users, who have scored it at 4.2/10. Though there are quite a few exceptions to the transaction (players who pre-ordered the title seem to be ineligible for cash back), the refund accounts for the total cost of Anthem.

Here's another report from an Anthem owner affected by tonight's problems: "The console powers down and will not power on using the normal method of pressing the PS4 button on the controller". When a PlayStation 4 restarts after a hard crash, players are prompted to report crash data and the system runs a check on its drives.

Now, Sony is notoriously strict when it comes to player refunds.

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