EA: PS4 1.50 firmware causes stability issues

According to Electronic Arts, the PS4's 1.50 firmware can cause a PS4 to malfunction.

"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."


UPDATE: EA took down the link! Most of the text of the (now dead) link is quoted above.

The rest of the text is here:

"Unfortunately since it's an issue with Sony's firmware, it requires a new update to fix it. Sony is working to resolve the issue as quickly as they can. They will update their System Update page as new versions are made available, and we will keep this page updated as we find out more."

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aceitman1492d ago

no promblems with my games and Ive play 11 games o bought to just try them out and see how they play , battlefield 4 sweet be playing it soon for a longtime.

thereapersson1492d ago

Surprise! Surprise! A Sony firmware update causes system instability. This has never happened before... /S

The thing is, it doesn't seem to be affecting all systems. Is it inevitable or is it determined by the build quality of each box?

Visiblemarc1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

Launch firmware issues? Expected.

For the record, mine works fine.

iiwii1492d ago

I hope mine works okay. I'll be picking it up in a n hour

OrangePowerz1492d ago

Surprise, surprise. Of all companies it is EA to say what they think is the issue.

timl2411492d ago

Hardware issues. Software issues. Man, Sony is batting 1.000. I love all the damage control posts. But if this was the Xbox One having issues, man it would be the end of the world for all you people.

UnHoly_One1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

I wish I knew. I've been watching the "please wait" for 20 minutes now while it fails to log me into PSN.

Going on 2 hours now of failing to log in.

My god Sony sucks so bad.

C-H-E-F1492d ago

I don't have any issues at all neither, I guess being number 1 at best buy getting the 1st ps4 has it's benefits as well. LMFAO

RyuCloudStrife1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

So far for me Killzone crashed randomly and sent a report to Sony.

Then while trying to access the store the system froze on me and I had a blue screen even after pressing the power button (I guess it went to stand-by mode as the white light pulsated I wanted to turn it OFF) I had to pull the cord...

SniperControl1492d ago

Feel sorry for the affected players, but glad i am in the UK and getting it in two weeks, gives Sony time to iron out any problems.

DA_SHREDDER1492d ago

who cares if bf4 has stability issues, im playing kz and until i can get on the store, warframe, dcu ( already have 3 characters), and any other game i decide to play, besides bf4, i already played the ps3 version, its better, but not better enough for me.

awi59511491d ago

My ps3 got bricked by a update and those jerks tried to charge me $213 untill it came out i wasnt the only one so the fixed it for free a week later. Come on sony i had enough of that pay to fix crap with the PS1 and PS2.

InTheZoneAC1491d ago

I never had a problem with my ps3 on any firmware since launch...

I am having occasional crashes with the ps4 and bf4 and I can't play conquest...

ShwankyShpanky1491d ago

I'm right there with ya, Visiblemarc.

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finbars751492d ago

Same here. I havnt had any problems at all.I have been playing BF4,KillzoneShadowfall,Resogun ,Warframe,Blacklight ect withought one problem. I must have been one of the lucky ones.I did download the patch at 12:15am so maybe thats why not to sure.

SuperBlur1492d ago

what does the time of you downloading the FW has to do with it? lolll <3

finbars751492d ago

Nomercy it actually plays a big part if you actually listen to what they have been saying.I downloaded the patch before all the crazy started therefor my patch wasnt messed with because of the high traffic.My online has been fine and no problems after the patch.Mine only took 2 seconds not minutes.Thanks for being an idiot as usual.

supes_241492d ago

No issue here either. I downloaded the update via USB drive last night and uploaded the patch to my PS4 when I got it earlier today. Some people should've listened to the reports and ateicles telling you to download it early on a USB to avoid sever overload issues.

davekaos1492d ago

I would be willing to bet that those systems with issues downloaded the firmware via ps4 and because of the high network traffic I suspect part of the package corrupted whilst downloading

if you plan on updating do it via usb to be on the safe side

BattleTorn1492d ago

Good to hear, I got my USB ready (for when I pick mine up later today)

vitullo311492d ago

I updated through usb last night when i picked mine up.. even swapped the hard drive for a 1tb and zero problems so far! hope it works out for you guys too!

davekaos1492d ago

Glad the hdd and flash drive upgrade worked fine for you vitullo.

I plan on a 1.5tb hybrid come launch which unfortunately for me is on the 29th.
All firmware updates have been done via usb for me on the ps3 and I have never had an issue plus its quicker

frostypants1492d ago

A corrupted package shouldn't even install. A simple checksum would prevent way in hell do they not verify the integrity of the file before installation.

MarkusMcNugen1492d ago

frostypants is correct. There is absolutely no way they would allow the update to install without some kind of hash check on the file to verify its integrity. Thats patching 101.

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Prime1571492d ago

I wonder why you got so many disagrees; no one expressed any issues in replies.

Strikepackage Bravo1492d ago

LMAO at you guys making excuses for Sony, your like a mentally disturbed person rocking back and forth reassuring yourselves everything is going to be ok.

This is BAD, full stop, and if this was Microsoft no one here would be making excuses, you would be calling for the heads of everyone in Redmond Washington, even though you have no plans of buying an Xbox LOL!

BeAGamer1492d ago

you should really get your head checked

srd44841492d ago

You're right though. After seeing so many negative stories here and the comments posted on it, I could only imagine what it be like here if it was the XB1.


My battlefield kept hanging up on the first mission, when you get on the elevator they just stand there. I deleted the app file and reinstalled....willl see if that helps. Other than problems what so ever (knock on wood).

C0LLAT1492d ago

That's because battlefield needs a patch should be within the next 4-5 days

avengers19781492d ago

My one and only issue so far is that Blacklight will not load. I have redownloaded it a couple times with the same issue. I deleted it and am going to try again in a week or two. Right now warframe, resogun, and KZSF are keeping me pretty busy.

BallsEye1492d ago

People like you, excusing sony's every mistake, make them do miserable job fixing it. They fcked up AGAIN with the updates and we need to let them know we're pissed.

Sayai jin1491d ago

I am enjoying my PS4! I had some trouble logging in to PSN launch night, but it was expected though...everyone was eagerly turning on their beast. The only issue I have had is that the system has locked up 5 times so far and had to reboot in safe mode. I am sure there is a patch incoming.

NeoTribe1491d ago

Well I havnt been able to log in the network all morning. Bf4 took me 12 hours to dl and install. Mines not performing that hot.

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Fangrim1492d ago

Fortunately it seems the amount of failing PS4's are fairly low. Let's hope it stays that way.

Kayant1492d ago

I knew it wasn't an overheating issue..... My gosh Sony's FW team have really drop the ball here.

Fangrim1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

Every firmware update on any console has lead to bricking.

I think a big part of this getting so much attention now is, that a high percentage of people, who unfortunately has a failing PS4, is telling their story online. Combined with the fact that it's launch day, 100 bricked consoles out of tens of thousands can easy be blown up to epic proportions.

At least I hope so - I'd hate for a faulty day one firmware to become a major problem for any console.

ZeroX98761492d ago

Sony expected a 0.4% rate of failure and as of right now, they're still on track.

I had consoles failures before and with more than one brand.

hello121492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

The red line was noticed a few months back, when pictures emerged showing the PS4 going red inside a glass case. When it was taken out it went back to blue. The red line is a sign the system is overheating, but it might also indicate there is other problems with the system too?

I think the update too is causing issues, but i have serious reservations about the PS4, because of its small casing, i think heat may not be properly ventilated out?

Cirehpsa1492d ago

The FCC has stated that the ps4 runs cooler than the ps3, there are no problems with ventilation or heat.

TheFreak1492d ago

OMG ever seen\heard of something called a laptop? Small casing no problem...

taco_tom2371492d ago

kinda nervous to update my ps4 now -_- should i wait or is this just a couple ps4's messed up?

Majin-vegeta1492d ago

I updated a few hours ago and not one single problem.

user14394141492d ago

I have to wait till the 29th to get my PS4 as I live in the UK and I hope all issues with the firmware are resolved before hand.

Fangrim1492d ago

If it works fine without updating, I'd wait until Sony fixes it. Haven't got one yet (I'm in Europe), and I'll wait until a new firmware is released. Better safe than sorry.

The chance of bricking is very low, and I've never had any problems with my PS3 (even with the borked updates), but if I just got my PS4, I'd hate to see it brick on its first day.

Chuk51492d ago

Probably the key thing with the ps4 thus far.

Fiestabrian1492d ago

I patched it via the console, freaked me out when it had to restart a few times but I settled down when the heartwarming PS logo appeared on screen

TIER1xWOLFPACKx1492d ago

dont risk it for the moment wait until there is like version 1.53 update which will fix these issues. this is the only upside for it releasing later in the uk because stuff like this should be ironed out within a few weeks. in the mean time hope this doesnt become to widespread

richierich1492d ago

@MrTehDiNGO me too mate I thought we were unlucky not getting our consoles in the UK until 2 weeks later but it might be actually more positive than I thought if they fix the firmware update problem by then

MidnytRain1492d ago

Wrap your PS4 in a blanket and hide it in a closet. It'll stay safe that way.

MasterCornholio1492d ago

Wrap it in a blanket?

Didn't people to that to their 360s to fix the RROD problem?

Nexus 7 2013

frostypants1492d ago

People with issues make 10x more noise than those with no issues, because the latter are happily playing right now.

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Fiestabrian1492d ago

I played bf4 online from 1 am to 5:30 am only prob I had was couldn't get into a game of conquest :/
I had to try a few times to get my psn to work and the store had a few bugs but otherwise I was enthralled with my new console

beerzombie1492d ago

Ya the internet sucked last night just some sites would not load. I think there could of been a issue. waiting on Xbox one