Yesterday, EA posted (and removed) a message regarding the new PlayStation 4 firmware, which they said caused problems for some games, including those from EA. Now gamers have been reporting of severe issues with Battlefield 4.
According to numerous posts on Reddit and the official Battlefield 4 message boards, the PlayStation 4 version of the game keeps crashing and in some instances, the save game files are corrupted and players have to start over.
There’s no information on what actually causes the error (called “CE-34878-0″), we only know that moments after players start the game, it crashes with error CE-34878-0 and goes back to the PlayStation 4 home screen.
One possible fix seems to be to just delete the save game files and start again, but there are reports that this just delays the crash and lets you play for a few moments longer.
Obviously, something is wrong here. Either it’s Sony’s firmware, or EA has shipped a broken game. Considering that Battlefield 4 on the PC (and current gen consoles) has been broken ever since launch and is plagued by crashes and technical issues, we tend to believe the fault lies with EA. Regardless whose fault it is, hopefully it’ll be fixed soon.