Demo Stations operate in in rough operational conditions that don't really reflect what would happen in a normal household, so failures are pretty normal. Here's how a PS4 demo station when a game (Battlefield 4) crashes, taken at Madrid Games Week.
is it going to be norm when a game crash? i hate when a game crash and the system locks up and force me to restart the console.
There is an "ok" button, so for me it looks more like a game that failed to launch instead of a game that crashed . If it is a crashed game, that OK button would mean that the console doesn't lock up, which is great
It's a crash, I've seen it happen once at Paris Games week too, still with Battlefield 4, so it's probably a software problem. It's actually nice that when the game crashes the console doesn't freeze and you don't need to reboot.
i saw on a PS4 livestream once.. if a game crashes, the console doesn't freeze and need to restart, you just go get an error message and go back to the menu then start the game up again, pretty neat i guess（＾▽＾） also, its good because i always feel bad when my 360 or PS3 freeze and you have to go up and press the on/off button and it beeps at you (⊙︿⊙)
Vita is like this, too. I've had two game crashes in the (almost) year that I've had it. Both times I just hit "OK" and started the game back up.
Why are games crashing in the first place?
@tuglu_pati: because it's demo software, not the final game.
Damn great observation!
press circle and reboot the game. takes 5 seconds...
Games, like every other software crash all the time regardless of if it's a full version or a demo. While demo's or betas tend to be less stable, full version softwares will crash too. They crash more often than before because their code is a hundred times more complex than previous generations. Not only that, but unexpected OS activity can also cause software or games to crash. Hardware can also be a cause but that is usually the case later down the road when the system has aged.
If it's BF4 it's the game sadly. DICE is working on a fix for the game crashing current gen consoles. My game crashed more with the retail version compared to the beta.
@MWong That IS pretty sad. Didn't know it was this bad.
At least the PS4 continues to function just fine.
lets hope we dont see much of that.
@ One_Eyed_Wizard I love DICE, but EA forced them to rush that game out way too soon. BF4 should have been released in December or January. They are working on the crashing issue, but the list of launch bugs to me is worse than BF3. If you are switching your kit and you get revived the game menu freezes so you have to leave the game and comeback in. I wouldn't take this article too seriously.
@tuglu_pati Oh no, a game crashed, what has this world turned into... In other news, water is wet. Seriously now, cut the drama, games crash, it's nnothing new or completelly avoidable. Don't matter how far we get into technology, stuff will still eventually fail or break. Obviously every new piece of tech will need some way to deal with it.
Those who don't understand why games can crash, and think that it's just lazy devs or something obviously have never written a line of code themselves. A game consists of millions of code, a single typo in that code can in theory cause a crash. It is impossible to make a game that wont have bugs.
Just because the console didn't require a full reboot doesn't mean it's the game and not the console itself. Crashes happen on many levels, whether they are software related, driver, OS, or hardware. An unstable operating environment caused by things like heat, poor drivers, or improper memory allocation can all result in a program/application/game crashing without the whole thing crashing. All modern operating systems contain a form of crash recovery feature that prevents entire system shutdown for most types of crashes.
This are debug display units, they dont have a full working operating system just runs games and demos.
"If it is a crashed game, that OK button would mean that the console doesn't lock up, which is great " http://cdn.dualshockers.com... ................And i thought consoles shouldn't be compared to PCs. first it was rest your consoles now it's error windows.
It's a demo station, in a trade show in Europe, that already had Milan Games Week and Paris Games week, which means that that PS4 has probably been moved all across Europe and has worked almost 12 hours a day for three weeks. I'd say a crash is not much of a problem, especially because it could be very well the software's fault.
the good thing is the system isn't frozen like the ps3 does when a game crashes
Huh.. *pensive face* I'm glad you shared this. I very much doubt I'll ever see it in person, so it was interesting. :)
*shudders* i hated those as well furiously pressing the PS button on the controller and the darn thing doesn't respond making me get off the couch (the cheek) to press the power button and sometimes just to be a bit%h the power button on the console too does not respond and i have to pull the power plug from the back
yeah ive read that when you have to acually unplug it "which has happened to me" will evenually damage the ps3. just hear say though idk
i've had it happen with spartacus legends and one of EA sports title , can't remember which. a freaking pain in the arse yes.
I hate it but got used to it playing MAG, it crashed and froze epically with crazy kaleidoscope effects quite regularly
Look at the picture, The "STUPID ASSHOLES" has the console locked in that tight glass thingy, You're NOT suppose to block the air vents at the back of the console. I'm sure they don't want the console TOO EXPOSED to the public to touch, at least open the area where the consoles air vents are located. JEEZ, What stupid asses.
A freeze and a crash are two different things. A freeze is typically the result of a process becoming trapped within an algorithm (e.g. an infinite loop) from which it's unable to escape and continue the program. A crash is caused by a process doing something it shouldn't resulting in termination of the program, which is likely what this image shows.
they probably threw the ps4 down the stairs to make this happen
I have BF4 for PC. An AMAZING PC! This game constantly crashes. There is a known memory leak. Terrible. It's an "EA" issue. There quality has dropped off. bleh EA! I'm pissed I gave in and got it through origins. Never again. I'll with Steam only.
most of the issues have been either server-side and punkbuster related. But yea, the memory leak is annoying... i found a temporary fix for it though. I have a program called Windows 7 Manager which has a little utility called "Free Memory", where every 15 minutes it frees up memory from programs who are allocating large amounts. So far it's worked perfectly.
ask the developers.
still looks sexy crashing in 1080p
Get use to it by the looks of it ;)
Not sure if i should link the article where the Xone crashes and tell you the same thing :/ hmmmmm.
You will have lots of time in the future for finding links with all the crashing. ;)
your comment makes me want to throw my computer against the wall.
Im sure if this happens to you while you're at your house it wont be too sexy anymore
Battlefield crashes in 1080p?
XboxOne hits 1080p, ..... But then Immediately crashes!!!!
You guys troll MS even in PS news. Is that all you do?
you mean 900p, it's BF4 on PS4
dunno about it looking sexy, at a glance it reminds me of blue screen of death
And no AA required
So lets see some vids of an Xbox crashing. Why be biased?
There's a link to an Xbox crashing right at the beginning of the article. Where's the bias? :D
I stand corrected. I missed the link. Thanks! :)
We already have... read the article.
I thought I would witness someone attempting to let the PS4 operate an automobile. /s -_-
All hardware crashes at some point. As long as its not very consistent and simple restart fixes it and it doesnt reoccur again in the same manner. Games on my PC crash from time to time.. my ps3 crashed before my ps2 crashed before my gamecube crashed before my n64 craashed before my sega saturn crashed before my super nintendo crashed before my gameboys crashed before. It is nice to know when something bad does happen it doesnt cause a full hard shutdown and system reboot.
Needs a :) smiley face. You can say anything if you follow it up with a smiley face. Or a sad face like Windows 8 BSOD.
Looks similar to the X1 crash when Forza didnt load..minus the doughhead in the pic with the X1.
I miss that guy lol.
Screenshot, not sure what it means, without video. Buying an xb1, but i wouldn't be too worried about this we don't know why it crashed and if it was during a game?
For it to be Battlefield 4, it makes me wonder what the hell DICE did wrong to have crashes for every platform.
its normal to see this on nextgen consoles they will all have problems and i will be getting both same thing happen with the xbox 360 error codes and overheating rrod it only happened to me once and the same thing happen to my launch fat ps3 error codes and the ylod and dead hdd this happen to me 4 deferent time but all the problems that happened to me is not going to stop me from buying ether one
Wow. It even crashes in 1080p
Damn too bad.... but i live with the idea that consoles crash on me at least twice per month, from the 360 to the ps3 (in a pair of occasions even my Vita, sigh), so the trend continue? Well, it's just a demo station, maybe it's the demo of the game, maybe the early version of the UI. Could be whatever, i can't care less: i want my PS4!!! >_<
The game crashes but the system doesn't. It's a lot more convenient than having the whole thing lock up. Quote: It’s actually interesting to notice that this kind of crash (that seems to be more of a problem with the game itself) doesn’t freeze the console, but you can still operate it without having to reboot the whole machine. I like! Gateway MT6706 2008
no :( the ps3 froze way too many times with BF3 i hope BF4 doesnt have the same problems on the PS4
Calm down fanboys, we know it's the software not the precious Sony hardware causing the crashes.
Idc WHAT part of what is crashing. I don't want anything that I purchase screwing up. Hardware AND software. I'm very much looking forward to BF4. I just hope they don't drop the ball like they did during BF3's console launch. Utterly ridiculous.
Well, if you haven't tried it, BF4 pc has been a comedy of errors, for me anyway. It has crashed on me several times, and mapping my gamepad has been a frustrating affair. When it runs, its beautiful.
From what I've seen BF4 looks like what I wanted BF3(on consoles) to be. Yeah it looks stunning on PS4 and PC. That's not a dig, I've only seen *multiplayer footage available for those two platforms. BC2 is one of my favorite games of all time. And I'm not a big "shooter guy". The biggest compliment I could give BF4 is that when I was watching Sessler's review I thought to myself: Damn that looks like Bad Company 2. I just remember voice chat not working during BF3's launch. And from what I understand there is not a proper squad/lobby system as there was in BC2. I hate the idea that my buddy and I have to find the same server(already more effort than I want to make) and then hope that we are put on the same team. Then hope that there is a squad with two spots open, and that we get them first. Please correct me if I'm wrong. PLEASE!! ;) *typographical error
i hope the xbone doest crash while im watching tv lol
Now that would suck! especially if you were watching the SERIES FINALE of say "THE WALKING DEAD" Then right before the climax it crashes, and you miss the ending lol.
That would really freaking suck! But still man poor POS4. This system has seen better days it seems.
Not hard enough, Beeburr.
I just hope that when it crashes there is some type of save feature so I don't have to start over.
This is just stupid. One article will try to show the PS4 might come with some kind of malfunction, and a day later, someone else will upload an old picture of the X1 with a similar problem. These types of articles aren't meant to show concern, they just uploaded to get fanboys on both sides rallied up. Let's act like emotionally stable adults and wait a couple of weeks for the consoles to release.