EA: PS4’s 1.50 Update “Results in Stability Issues While Playing Games”, “Affects all Games”

November 15, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


With everyone who bought a PlayStation 4 connecting to the internet and downloading system software update 1.50, it has resulted in some PSN downtime for many people throughout the day.

In a posting on EA’s Help Page, they have detailed how this latest update is apparently causing a whole bunch of other issues with all PS4 games:

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.

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.

The latest update from Sony about the PSN downtime still remains as follows:

The PlayStation Network is currently experiencing extrememely high volume. As a result, some gamers may experience some difficulty connecting to the network or downloading content. We are actively working to resolve the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

If we receive any more information about 1.50 and the PSN issues, we’ll let you know.

Have you experienced crashing/freezing and non-responsive connections between the console and TV with any of your PS4 games? Let us know in the comments below.