EA Says PS4 1.5 Update Is To Blame For Instability

Another message from Electronic Arts (EA) on their help site has pointed the finger for instability on the Playstation 4. Recent issues with Sony’s next generation console have been popping up and EA implies that this has to do with their major update.

The post states:

Sony has released a firmware update for the PlayStation 4 that is required for many features on the console. However, this update also results in stability issues while playing games on the system.

This affects all games on the PS4, including EA titles, causing crashing/freezing and non-responsive connections between the player’s console and their TV Screen.

To bring all features to the Playstation 4, users must install a 1.5 update from a 300MB download. It gives them access to remote play that allows PS4 owners that also possess a PS Vita to play console titles on the handheld through a network.

A second screen function integrates the handheld, as well as Sony phones, to operate as an auxiliary device in supported titles.  Other important features to be activated by the download include gameplay recording, gaming during downloads and using the disc drive as a Blu-ray and DVD player.

Previously, EA noted that their network had been experiencing issues and all its online titles were down. They probably don’t want to take any more chances with more connection issues, as their online policy connects all their titles, at least partially, to the internet.

EA’s hands are tied, as they have to wait for Sony to act upon this issue. They do say that the company is aware of the firmware problems and will issue an update as soon as possible.

Hopefully, you won’t be affected by any mishaps with your brand new console. If so, tell us what’s happening in the comments.