New PS4 Update Fixes Serious Dragon Age: Inquisition Issue
I've known about this for a while but only now, with the embargo lifted, can I talk about it.
When critics received Dragon Age: Inquisition for review last week (thanks, BioWare!), they soon found that the game would frequently freeze.
And it wasn't one of those simple freezes; it was a full-on system crash that would force you to unplug the machine. It also put your save data at risk and apparently, some reviewers did lose that data.
Now, at the time, they explained that the recently released PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.00 was causing the problem. Until Sony fixed it, critics were asked to play the game with Wi-Fi turned off because that seemed to ease the freezing/crashing issue. Well, the good news is that Sony will release a new stability patch - update 2.02 - prior to Inquisition's release next week, and that should fix things up.
For the record, I was even offered a loaner PS4 without update 2.00 in case I needed it to keep playing. I didn't take it, as I only encountered the freeze issue twice and I figured I could live with it long enough until Sony provided a fix. But I remember sending over the following caveat: "If this isn't fixed by the time the game launches, it'll have to be reflected in my review."
But that seems to be a moot point now. :)
Related Game(s): Dragon Age: Inquisition
11/11/2014 11:14:34 AM Ben Dutka