No one will want to take the chance of breaking their hardware just to play a single game.
While "Anthem" has already received numerous reports from users for game disrupting bugs since before launch, this particular issue is causing players' PlayStation 4 consoles to completely shut down in the middle of gameplay.
As Polygon reports, the severity of the crash varies from players being thrown back to the main menu, out of the game completely and back to the PS4 dashboard, or even turning off their PS4. Overall, it's pretty damning for Anthem, especially as Bioware hasn't addressed the complaints yet. EA also hasn't commented on the potential of this problem "bricking" consoles either and the reports from players that have said Anthem has bricked their own devices have been small in number.
Let's hope Bioware roll out a fix soon, otherwise Anthem's notorious reputation is going to suffer another hit. Upon restarting their consoles, players are reportedly met with error code CE-36329-3, which PlayStation describes as a "system software" error.
Quite a few people, including some TSA staff, say the fans in their PS4 Pro's are running and full speed when playing Anthem so perhaps the game is causing the console to overheat.
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We are now in process of gathering information about the PS4 issue so we can determine the root cause.
Fortunately, one player has seem to have gotten to the bottom of the issue, and may have found a fix.
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"Only disconnect the plug of the AC power cord from the electrical outlet when the power indicator is turned off".
Following this type of crash, some found pushing the front button wouldn't start the console; instead, they had to unplug the machine and plug it back in.
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