UPDATE: Insomniac have since pushed an update for both Miles Morales and Spider-Man Remastered on the PS5. These updates are said to fix the rest mode issues. Remain cautious, but it seems to be safer than before. The original article continues below.
It’s been over a week since the PlayStation 5 launched. There are loads of amazing things I could say about the console, but for now there are a few thoughts that occupy my head. Are the bugs fixed yet? Will my PS5 become bricked? Does PS5 rest mode work yet?
Rumours of broken PlayStations first started when popular Youtuber ACG reported that his review console had died. This happened the week before the PS5 launched in the US, but the issues couldn’t be fixed in time. Other popular figures, such as Jeff Gertsmann, also reported that their PS5’s had issues, leading to a lot of panic amongst owners of the new console. It seems the console has a handful of problems, such as issues rebuilding the database, crashes and, ultimately, some have been left with a bricked PlayStation.
As pointed out in Jeff’s Tweet, linked above, many of the issues have been traced to the rest mode feature, specifically when it is used whilst a game is still running. It’s not clear whether the issues surrounding rest mode are linked to the console or the games. Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Spider-Man Remastered have both been linked to the problems a lot, causing developer Insomniac to investigate the issue. However, many are also suggesting that their console has issues after using rest mode whilst playing Godfall or Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Whilst these certainly could be false claims, one thing is clear. There certainly are issues with rest mode, so it might be best to avoid that feature for now.
Has Rest Mode Been Fixed?
Despite a firmware update earlier this week, it seems the issues may not have been fixed. Community Director for Insomniac Games, James Stevenson, said on Twitter that they are looking to fix the issues that Spider-Man causes when running in rest mode. This implies that the issue is indeed with this game rather than the console, meaning it hasn’t been fixed in the firmware update.
As no update has yet been pushed by Insomniac, it seems the issues with rest mode are still occurring. Rest mode has not been fixed yet, so it might be best to fully close your games before using the feature until we hear word that it has been fixed. As soon as the issues have been solved, I’ll be sure to update.
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