So surely Anthem is just doomed. Because of this, EA is asking for the Anthem community on PS4 to reply in the forum thread with their situations that have led to crashes. "Took me 5 minutes", claimed one Redditor.
Though BioWare and Electronic Arts don't know what's causing this issue yet, they're attempting to find out, and they're enlisting the help of Anthem players. PC owners and Xbox users have also reported similar issues, with the game suddenly forcing a hard reset.
However on the PS4 Reddit sites, players have claimed that they have managed to get refunds on their digital purchases of the game from Sony. Mercifully, the refunding seems to be a simple process, for those who were successful. It seems like that game just has a nasty habit of crashing consoles altogether rather than making them useless hunks of junk.
Players are complaining about a number of issues with the game
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". Refunds have since been verified by other players and publications.
News of the crashes comes soon after EA announced fixes for Anthem's end-game loot issues. My Xbox is usually on "sleep" mode as in, when it's off, it's not really off as you can boot it quickly to get back to what you were playing. "Coming off our Early Access period, we understand that we have lots of work ahead of us to continue to improve the game", Head of Live Service Chad Robertson wrote in a blog post announcing the Anthem update road map for the game's first three months.
While Sony has yet to comment, this throws light on the fact that buying games digitally on a platform that does not have a strong refund policy or transparent customer support policies is not advised. 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.More news: Corruption scandal could bring down Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau