PS4 instability warning a mistake, claims EA

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Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

November 18th 2013 at 8:35AM

Publisher says a message blaming Sony for issues with games was posted in error

Electronic Arts claims a warning that blamed Sony for instability in PlayStation 4 games was posted in error.

The original message, spotted by Polygon, has since been removed, but stated that the mandatory day-one firmware update caused stability issues with games and that players would have to wait until Sony released another update for some issues to be resolved.

"Sony has released a firmware update for the PlayStation 4 that is required for many features on the console," read the message.

"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.

“Unfortunately since it's an issue with Sony's firmware, it requires a new update to fix it."

Following the link to the now-removed warning reveals a new statement from the company that claims the original message was “posted in error”.

The mandatory update to firmware version 1.50 provides some of the device's major features, and has caused some major headaches as the million who've already bought the PlayStation 4 tried to turn it on for the first time, causing outages on the PlayStation Network across the region.

Sony has yet to comment publicly on EA's original statement, preserved below for posterity.

EA's original message blaming Sony for 'instability'