Sony investigating PS4 update complaints as Driveclub PS+ Edition is put on hold

MCV reports: The ongoing problems with DriveClub and SingStar have now been compounded with several issues affecting PS4 owners who have downloaded the 2.00 firmware update.

“We are aware of issues reported by some PS4 users following the release of PS4’s latest system software update, v2.00,” Sony told MCV. “We are investigating these issues and will provide an update as soon as we have more information.”

A collection of complaints have littered forums and Sony message boards since Tuesday, with the most serious complaint being that some users are unable to turn their consoles back on once they have been placed into ‘rest mode’.

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ANIALATOR1361357d ago

For people like me who thought we were getting Driveclub for PS+ by buying a years subscription, I feel cheated since my year will be up before it ever gets released.

jriquelme_paraguay1357d ago

yes, i dont know why PSN cant works fine.
Intermitend conectivity issues.

I want to Pre Load my games like the One, one month before laucnh for example.
Any idea when Advanced Warfare can be pre loaded?

Tested the Drive Club game on disc, awesome game, but racong games are not for me.

DarthZoolu1357d ago

PlayStation 4 is slightly more powerful than X1, but MS has the most bad ass network on earth. Azure is a beast! Network was $16Billion alone. Do some research one MS network and see for yourself.

donthate1357d ago (Edited 1357d ago )

I feel for the PS4 only owners with how bad PSN has been. The constant complaint here and elsewhere about how slow the friends list is, how slow the store is, the constant down for maintenance, inability to play purchased content due to network downtime, empty promises of free DriveClub for PS+ members, and the launch games not functioning for 3 weeks going on 4th.

There is a reason why my PS4 has been collecting dust and I regret not selling it sooner. I'm putting my PS4 up for sale and will pick it up later when it gets fixed and has some actual games I want to play.

All the hype for PS4, and it has been a humongous disappointment. Even my PS3 has gotten more use!

Can I get the PS4 PS+ monthly free games via web without no longer having the console?

I'm just going to go back to playing Sunset Overdrive. The game hasn't had a hitch and is Xbox Live is rock solid while waiting for Halo:MCC.

Orbilator1357d ago

Its not the psn ? I mean yesterday I spent the whole day share playing with no skipping or loss of connection. But when I played dc it was having connectivity issues.
So maybe not a psn issue?

OB1Biker1356d ago

@donthate you feel for the PS4 only owners?
keep doing your fanboy promotion. Im very happy with my PS4 only :P

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wantedboys1357d ago

"I feel cheated since my year will be up before it ever gets released."

Why cheated, nobody told u to buy the playstation plus too early, if wanted the playstation plus only for driveclub u should have waited for the game to be released it's ur mistake not sony

yes sony did delayed the game and they release a broken game but did you buy nope, did they cheated you on buying playstation plus nope ur fault buying it early

jriquelme_paraguay1357d ago

i think the real problem is, the PS4 sold faster than the PSN infraestucture Lol. More PS4 conected than expected and planned.

Death1357d ago

That would make sense if the PS3 with it's 80+ million users base didn't exist. I find it hard to believe a 10% increase in users crippled the network. Not all of those consoles are online either.

jriquelme_paraguay1357d ago

@death but almost all PS4 are ONline

No_Limit1357d ago (Edited 1357d ago )


Does it ever cross your mind that maybe some of us bought the psn plus pass along with console were expecting a quick resolution to this mess? Not only was it not a launch title as promised..Sony themselves said it would be launch and finish in early 2014 and that the game will be part of the PSN+ instant game collection launch day. Here is the exact quote coming from horses mouth.
"This decision also affects PlayStation Plus members‘ Instant Game Collection for launch. To be clear, DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition will still be part of the Instant Game Collection when it is released."

Not only was the game not release during the first delay earlier this year, the very thing that was promised like it will be on PSN+ for subscribers on launch also didn't happen even with all that extra time to fix whatever issue it was having..server and whatnot.. That is why some of us are not happy.

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DarthZoolu1357d ago (Edited 1357d ago )

AZURE FTW! If you didn't know how important a network was for online anything now you know. $16Billion on the network alone.

From Sony;
"The servers hit their absolute limit soon after the midnight launch. We have been working around the clock every day since, to get more servers online and improve the way that the servers handle social activity between players."

MS has the most advanced server in the world and the second biggest. They can increase server size with a button press and that's a fact.

medman1357d ago

Always funny to read the comments of someone who has no clue what they are talking about talking about stuff nonetheless. The sheer number of empty heads in these forums never ceases to amaze and astound.

DarthZoolu1357d ago

@Medman what part of what I said was wrong. What don't I understand? I have a computer science degree. I know how servers work and I know what they have. This is what Microsoft games use. Now go get a clue.

ramiuk11357d ago

i love my ps4 but psn pisses me off big time.

alot of downtime,the store takes so long to load somethings(upto 7 minutes in past) and broswing freidns/players met is impoissible at times.

why cant they just bloody upgrade the whole thing because they get alot of stic kover it and still havent done anything.
But what annoys me an extreme amount is the people who defend Sony!! psn is not at the same lvl as xbox live and its as simple as that,but even with that i wouldnt get a xbone.

Mr_Writer851357d ago

Why didn't you just buy the game if you wanted it so bad?

tlougotg1357d ago

I agree with you. I bought the game and really enjoy it, even shareplayed it with a few ppl who now want to buy it but Sonys hinting at it being a launch game and now this is messed up. Sony doesnt mess up often but this is a huge mess up.

If you want Anialator136 pm and ill add you and ill let you shareplay if you want. Person i let shareplay was amazed at how there wasnt lag and graphics on screen didnt seem o have degradation. I have good internet 75up and 75 down so i guess thats why.

sensor211357d ago

Where are the converts ? The ones thar switched from live to psn what are your thoughts on these supposed network issues. Or cool with the beast specs of the ps4 regardless of issues or missing that trusty network u use to have. Or mad at rrod so it was time for a change regardless.

Death1357d ago

As a multiplatform owner I can tell you there is a difference. The group I game with have played primarily on the Xbox platform due to Live's stability and ease of use. In the past when playing a Playstation exclusive, we still log into Live for communication. If you never played over Live with friends, PSN is perfectly fine since you don't know what online gaming can be like.

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whoyouwit041357d ago (Edited 1357d ago )

And you Sony fans were reporting those articles as fake? that just shows how blindly loyal some of you Sony fan boys are hide any thing bad about Sony and if I don't like the title of the article report it. Sad just plain sad. and no DC PS+ addition, I feel another law suite coming on. that's what happens when you give Any company so many excuses they start believing in their own hype and think they can do no wrong in their fans eyes.

Phoenix761357d ago

that's what happens when you give Any company so many excuses they start believing in their own hype and think they can do no wrong in their fans eyes.

#look at MS!!! /s

WeAreLegion1357d ago

Says the guy who trolls every Sony article. Listen. Sony makes massive mistakes just as much as any other company. I admit that. But you aren't helping the situation by trolling.

Death1357d ago

On one hand you have people that troll, poke and add fuel to the fire. On the other hand you have people that simply make excuse after excuse and tell others to be quiet.

I would like to think the real answer sits somewhere in between the two extremes. So far we have seen Microsoft go off the deep end listening too much. Sony for whatever reason doesn't seem to listen at all. You wouldn't think it would be that difficult for either company to gauge what their customers want and make the necessary changes.

WeAreLegion1357d ago

I can agree with that. Fanboys will be fanboys, no matter what company they are supporting.

Exies71357d ago

Sigh,... Get it together, Sony.

TRD4L1fe1357d ago

So I guess greatness does await

jukins1357d ago

good thing about being a multisystem owner is when you get tired of the bs and f$%kups you can always switch systems until things are fixed (or not)

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