Back in the spotlight we bring Anthem, the pretty controversial game published by EA and developed by Bioware, was met with some pretty bad criticism since its release.
After critics and players put the game down in the dumps, Anthem is already losing most of its player base within its first month of launch.
To make matters worse, Anthem has been found crashing PlayStation 4 consoles. Over the past few days, numerous players flocked to Reddit saying that Anthem has constantly caused their systems to completely crash. The stories are completely unbelievable, being that Anthem is already struggling as is.
When playing the game and coming across any errors, the game will either crash and take players back to the main menu, or even shut down the entire application. This is more so a problem when it comes to matchmaking, as players in the official Anthem Subreddit claims that it shut off their entire console.
A few players have come out and said that their consoles would not even turn back on after being shut down, meaning their PlayStation 4 is completely bricked. If players have an external HDD, it puts you at risk some of your files to become corrupt, with the only option being to delete.
Players have flocked to Sony asking for refunds for the digital copies, letting the company know that the game is shutting down the console, some players have been able to get their refunds, but it’s not confirmed if everyone has gotten their money back for Anthem.
EA came out Monday night to address the issue, here is what they had to say:
“We’re aware of a crashing issue some of you have been reporting for#AnthemGame. We’re investigating and ask that you share your crash data reports when prompted. If you have, we’ll be reaching out to gather info; if not, please reply to this thread on AHQ:https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues/PS4-Crashing-Info-Gathering/td-p/7625236 …“
The issue is being addressed, but they have yet to come up with a solution for Anthem shutting off consoles. So what does this mean for the future of the game? Well, we can’t say for sure but it’ll definitely affect the player base, and the number of people that decide to purchase the game.