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author: Adrian Werner

Anthem Will Shut Your Console Down [Updated]

Anthem's problems continue. The game not only crashes on PlayStation 4, but reportedly can even completely turn the console off.

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Technical refinement is not something Anthem can be proud of.


BioWare informed that the team is already working on a patch that will fix the bugs leading to PlayStation 4 console shutdowns. The update is to be released next week.

At the same time, the devs have pointed out that in the worst case, the user just had to restart the console. No cases of damage to PlayStation 4 hardware or system were reported.

  1. Developer: BioWare
  2. Publisher: Electronic Arts
  3. Genre: action game
  4. Platforms: PS4, PC, XONE
  5. Release date: February 22, 2019

Anthem, a network action game from BioWare, was released a week and a half ago to, let's call it, "moderately warm" reception. Many players complain about the low level of technical refinement – it's hard to find a better example of this than the latest scandal. It turns out the game leads to PlayStation 4 crashes.

Anthem forums have lately been bloated with reports that the game can freeze on PS4, and even completely shut the console down. Which is reminiscent, of simply pulling the power cord out of the console. The hardware cannot then be switched on with the pad – you need to use the power button, and sometimes even to remove the cable and reconnect it. PlayStation 4 then prompts a warning and checks system files, then restarts again and lets you get back into the game.

One of the users even claims that such problems led to damaging the console and it is impossible to turn it on at all.

Electronic Arts Technical Support has reported that developers are aware of these issues. They are currently investigating the matter and are asking players to send the developers feedback about bugs through the game. Some people speculate that Anthem may cause the PS4 to overheat, and the system consequently turns off to prevent damage.

Let's remember that the game was released on February 22nd for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Subscribers of Origin Access Premier could try the game out a week earlier.

The game met with considerable scorn. The PC version of Anthem currently has an average rating of 60% according to Metacritic

  1. Our Guide to Anthem
  2. Anthem's Official Website


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