Whenever a new console hits the scene, it’s almost a given that teething issues and early bugs will arise. However, while both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched late last year without too much incident, the former seems to be suffering save-game errors with certain titles. Those encountering the "CE-34878-0" error will be somewhat pleased to learn that Sony has identified this coded error as being problematic, and is currently launching an investigation in order to find a solution.
Gaming is more than just about playing a game in many instances. To some, it is simply a way of life, and with many PlayStation users losing varying amounts of progress thanks to the save-game error, it’s no surprise that Sony has stepped out and tried to put minds at ease.
Even if you’re not of the no-washing, nose-picking, never-up-from-the-couch variety, though, seeing progress completely removed can be demoralizing even for the casual user. When one considers that these very individuals have just forked a handsome sum for the privilege of owning the all-new PS4, the backlash could have turned into a full-blown storm if Sony had sat idly by, so it’s good to see that matters are being looked into so swiftly.
The "CE-34878-0" error, aside from being quite a bit more widespread than Sony would be comfortable with, is affecting some of the most popular titles available for the Sony entertainment machine, including Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14, NBA 2K14 and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.
A Sony official has sought to keep the situation from spilling over, by noting to Eurogamer that the company is "aware of the cases" and that it "appreciate[s] your patience" while the investigation phase commences.
It doesn’t look as though this error, or any similar such issue, is affecting any other console bar the PlayStation 4. After the PlayStation Network hacking fiasco midway through the PlayStation 3’s tenure, which put the PSN out for weeks, the Japanese company will be familiar with the wider impacts and lasting damage that can arise when gamers don’t get what they signed up for, and should hopefully deliver a quick remedial update.
We’ll keep you posted, so stay tuned.
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