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DICE asks Battlefield 4 players to help get to the bottom of PS4 CE-34878-0 crash

DICE has told Battlefield 4 players how they can help the developer iron out the kinks leading to the CE-34878-0 crash on PlayStation 4.

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ZodTheRipper927d ago

Now the customers need to help fixing the product they paid for ...I hope DICE but especially EA learned from this fiasco ...

DON'T RELEASE UNFINISHED GAMES

aiBreeze927d ago

Nope, EA will translate that to "don't be overly ambitious enough in projects to risk not being able to release it on schedule in a playable state"

slimeybrainboy926d ago

Great point. Without leveloution no doubt they could have realeased a shiny polished game, but there wouldnt be any innovation.

When you push the boundaries sometimes they push back.

Ares84HU926d ago

EA are greedy bastards but DICE is at fault as well.

What this did in my eyes is completely destroyed DICE's reputation and I will never buy a game made by them ever again. They killed my favorite shooter franchise.

Now I'm stuck with CoD. At least that game always works, say what you want but it's true.

BX81926d ago

@slimey, leveloution or not I think it could've been mostly avoided with a better beta period. Not a couple weeks out from launch. Just my opinion.

princejb134926d ago

@ares
I agree with you dude. Duce reputation with me has fallen down the drain. Bf3 had so many bugs and now bf4 has more bugs. 2 games in a row no way.
Goodbye dice as much as I love battlefield is not worth the money if it's unfinished

AlexanderNevermind926d ago

"CE-34878-0 has been linked to multiple PS4 titles, including NBA 2K14, FIFA 14 and Need For Speed Rivals"

All are EA titles - go figure. I don't remember getting this crash on say Killzone (or any other game for that matter). I still get it on BF4 albeit maybe once or twice in a two /3 hour time frame when playing BF4

mewhy32926d ago

wow. that's about all I can say.

UnholyLight926d ago

@slimeybrainboy

wuuuuut? Have you forgotten about Battlefield Bad Company 1 & 2 having buildings that were ALL destructible? Not just the odd one like in Battlefield 4?

Maybe this is an apples to orange comparison on my part though because Battlefield 4 IS a 64 player(in conquest mode at least) game with insane graphics all at the same time..

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static5245927d ago

While i do admit EA pushed this game out too early..
And they should have done a better job.

I don't see this being a huge problem.. I mean it's not like they are asking people to figure out what the exact problem is.

They just want to know the circumstances that it happened to you so they can patch it quicker. And yes it is still BS that it has to come this far, it's only really to get the patch out quicker.

frostypants926d ago

Exactly. Asking the user base for input as to what is leading up to a crash is common in software bug fixing.

travelguy2k926d ago

Is it possible to hit the share button and just share what happened at the time of the crash? Not sure if that part of the system also crashes.

I have yet to use the share button (on purpose).

slimeybrainboy927d ago

How about this. Some of us would rather have BF4 than wait an extra 3 months. You can go stare at a wall if you dont want to play an unfinished game.

Better advice is: "DONT BUY A BROKEN GAME!"

And leave us who can get some good out of BF4 to play it.

Spinal926d ago

^This.

I'm enjoying the game big time! I'm not having any crashing or issues, maybe im a lucky one but its been all good on my PC.

Even bought a new R9 280x for it, smooth as silk on Ultra.

malokevi926d ago

Exactly.

Whether or not the game was pushed out early, it will be fixed soon. I'd rather be playing it now then have had it delayed. The end result will be the same. I've crashed to the dash zero times over the past few days. The game is incredible.

frostypants926d ago

How were people who bought it at release supposed to know it was broken?

Lukejrl926d ago

Excuse me, but think about what you're saying.

Would you buy a 60$ toaster, bring it home, find out it doesn't work and not bring it back? Even if you're getting the same model it was most likely a defective unit which happens. Almost all stores have a no reason needed return policy with a time limit where you get your money back.

With software you can not get a refund, nor is there any point in a direct exchange. So the problem isn't people buying a broken game, it is the people who bought the game and found out it was broken. They are left with no options.

With people who have not purchased the game: they are concerned with a disturbing trend. Where companies know that the repercussions are not as drastic because they patch afterwards any problems. The trend can continue where big problems, like Battlefield 4 experiences, are left with the patch later attitude. Battlefield 4 is supposed to be flagship. You don't send your Flagship out unprepared to fight the enemy(COD)

slimeybrainboy926d ago

@Lukejrl This has fucked EA up. Stock were going weird, half the community hates them, they can't work on DLC untill it's finishes, lots of extra cost making the game work post production.

I for one dont think EA will be doing this again. This hasn't been a good thing for EA, and I trust that DICE didnt want or try to release a bad game. They were trying to make the best game they can.

I don't know why so many people believe DICE are capapble of such evil. They're just trying to make a game. I'm sure they would make it better if they could. It not like they deliberately fucked the game up. These are brand new systems they had to make the game for, and they've only had they dev kits and final specs for a few months. Cut them some slack and please dont pressume that they are out to make your life worse, there's alot of DICE devs who just want to make great games.

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sgtGanGreen926d ago

This have nothing to do with unfinished game.
This is ps4 only problem, not optimised for new architecture

NarooN926d ago

Lolwat? Not optimized for new architecture? Even though both the X1 and PS4 now use x86-64, which is what all modern PC's use as well?

Lol okay.

JeromeNtheHouse926d ago

What!?

It has EVERYTHING to do wit an unfinished game dude! We're not just talkin PS4. These issues are occurring on PC, XBOX One, PS4, and even 360 and PS3. The game is BROKEN and incomplete. The sound constantly goes in and out, the game crashes back to dashboard, and sometimes the server options that you select don't even show up accurately.

PeaSFor926d ago (Edited 926d ago )

the game was rushed to be released before Cod, nothing to do with the ps4, its the same thing on pc.

JeromeNtheHouse926d ago

@zod18

I agree. As a customer, this is rediculous. We shouldn't have to do ANYTHING but enjoy a product that we paid $50 and $60 on. You can't release a broken UNFINISHED game to the public, wit the mentality of "Let's get it out to beat Call of Duty, but patch it later." EA is notorious for doin shit like that, and it's gotten out of hand now wit BF4.

Patch number 15...Get outta here wit all that!

Flipgeneral926d ago

You can help us fix the crashes by paying $60 XD

3-4-5926d ago

The Game works fine on PC so the game DOES work.

The Fans don't HAVE to do anything, but if you can help out, why wouldn't you want to ?

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Thatguy-310927d ago

Help? after paying 60$ they still want us to help? Next time they shouldn't release something unfinished in the first place!

DanielGearSolid927d ago (Edited 927d ago )

Ok... So youre gonna continue to suffer with a broken game?

Lets say you payed for a plane ticket...
Then the plane crashes on and island...
If everyone cooperates you guys can be rescued...
Are you gonna refuse to help the captain and flight attendants lead you to safety and choose to die on the island?

MRHARDON927d ago

Horrible analogy that doesn't relate to this subject at all.

Stsonic926d ago

dude you have been watching way too much last lost

GarrusVakarian926d ago (Edited 926d ago )

Literally the worst analogy ever made. Congrats.

Dirtnapstor926d ago

I get your point... I agree, I don't see why it's a big deal to assist.
I still believe DICE makes an excellent product, however I'd almost guarantee EA was pushing and forced the unfinished product out the door.
I'm hate jumping onto the "refund" bandwagon, but it'd be nice if EA would give us Premium members a kickback of sorts...after all we paid 100+ $$$ for this debacle!?!
This will get resolved and greatness will abound! But I would have rather have waited 6 months.

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Drekken926d ago

The only thing this game has done is cement the fact that I will never buy another EA or Dice game. They sold us a broken game with less features than the last version. It is a disgrace.

Eziowellington927d ago (Edited 927d ago )

Am i the only one getting this code on AC:Black Flag? ive looked online and all i see are BF4, COD and the occasional 2k... :( this sucks. on ps4, dunno if that matters, all the F2P games and psn games, rasogun and contrast work fine tho.

Tru_Blu927d ago

I've put about 100 hours into killzone and got that blue screen 2 or 3 times. It's normal I guess. Just BF4 gets it pretty much every round.

CerebralAssassin927d ago

An error shouldnt be normal...

Tru_Blu927d ago (Edited 926d ago )

Ya no game ever crashed ever on the PS3/360 huh? And notice I said 2 or 3 times in 100+ hours, not like it's a common problem.

qu1ckset926d ago (Edited 926d ago )

Maybe when bf4 first came out it would crash often but with all the latest updates from both sony and dice I get it about once or twice a week and I play about 5-15 matches a night .

I think it has something to do with sony because when I get that crash it screws up my PX4's Headphones , the sound cuts in and out doesn't matter if I'm in the menus or in a game , I have to turn off my ps4 and turn it back on to fix the issue. Doesn't happen often tho.

Eziowellington925d ago

Man i wish i got 100 hours for 3 crashes in AC4, ive heard about it on BF4 and other games, was just wondering if i was the only one getting it on AC4. Well i got exams till tuesday, so maybe by then it should be working

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shivvy24927d ago

Gotta roll the Dice eh EA

AllroundGamer927d ago

normally people get paid for doing QA... DICE + EA worst companies of 2013 and probably forever.

Spinal926d ago

EA terrible company Yes. But DICE no, they are great devs, this is the first time a game of theirs has had any real problems. Im one of the few who have not had any crashes on BF4 other than the beta which is to be expected. But since release ive not had a game crash once.

I'm happy DICE are developing Battlefront 2 couldnt have asked for a better dev for it. Maybe only other dev is Rockstar but they don't really do multiplayer battlefield type games.

infamous-butcher926d ago

I guess having no sound in bf3 wasnt a real problem then