Anthem has had a troubled launch, with poor reception to the overall gameplay and the myriad of technical bugs. However, a huge problem has been circulating around the internet. With users claiming that Anthem is bricking their PS4.

There are claims that the same issue is happening to Xbox One systems but most of the reports are about the PS4. According to the official forms “The console powers down and will not power on using the normal method of pressing the PS4 button on the controller…It is the same as if someone pulled the plug without properly shutting the hardware down or if the power went out in the house. Sometimes the button on the front of the console works, other times I have to unplug the console then plug it back in.”

Over on the subreddit user TheMadTitanGuantlet “PSA to any Anthem players on Playstation that experience complete shut downs of their consoles: STOP PLAYING!…My playstation has been completely bricked to the point of not even turning on because of Anthem.”

EA posted on their official Twitter account:

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://t.co/36P21YFjYL— EA Help (@EAHelp) March 4, 2019

If this happens to be true that EA will have a major issue on hand. As the product they distributed was responsible for the consoles becoming unusable the people affected by this should be compensated. In addition, EA has already developed an infamous reputation for putting monetization first and with this people will question if any games coming out of EA are safe to play.

As of now sales of Anthem will likely be effected by this as gamers will question the game’s quality in terms of safety.

Anthem is now available for PS4, PC, and Xbox One. Check out our review here.

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