The PlayStation 5 was officially released for half the world yesterday and issues are already abound: We’ve seen a fair share of reports stating that the system suffers from unexpected crashes and shutdown issues.
The next generation of consoles was released and we thought we knew it all. Well, surprise: It seems the PlayStation 5 is having some issues related to certain games and hardware. Whether it has something to do with a specific title or it’s a bug on Sony’s end remains to be seen. Here’s what we know so far.
Spider-Man Remastered crashes the PS5
Putting the PS5 into rest mode while Spider-Man Remastered is running will crash the entire system. In turn, this will ask you to repair the external drive, which then causes a black screen. Uhm... yeah... not very Marvel-ous (yeah, that was bad one).
Also every time I've had the PS5 go through that external drive repair sequence, it ends up on a black screen. I have to hit the power button on the console itself to force it into rest mode, then it comes back up and asks me to file an error report, then boots normally.— Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) November 11, 2020
The devs that worked on the game are already looking into it and if the problem is on their end, it’ll probably be resolved soon.
We're looking into this— James Stevenson (@JamesStevenson) November 11, 2020
If you want to avoid running into the error, you have to exit the game completely, before putting the console in sleep mode or launching another title.
Godfall causes a PS5 shutdown
Another title also proves to be problematic for the PS5: Godfall. No, we're not talking about the reviews. This brand-new game shuts your system down. Users on Reddit have already confirmed the issue and, according to one, the game was seen crashing on a Japanese live stream.
Other known issues
Unfortunately, the launch isn’t as smooth as we were expecting. Users have also reported numerous other issues, like:
- Unable to connect to the PlayStation Network
- Stuck on restart
- Power issues
- Issues with data transfer after setup
Problems transferring PS4 data to the PS5
Some of these might prove more serious than others – like being stuck on restart or having power issues. In any case, the best-case scenario for now is to be patient until Sony releases a firmware update. After all, we already know that the PS5 will be able to receive hardware updates (duh).
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