A PlayStation 4 has been pictured at a Sony event, allegedly overheating and displaying a red line down the console and a warning message on screen.
“It had a red light (where the typical blue LED light) and had a message on the screen saying that the console had a very high temperature,” explains an eyewitness “The security case was opened and in two seconds the error message was removed and the light had returned to its normal colour.”
Some have described this as “The Red Line Of Death”, which it clearly is not as the console recovered quite quickly once it had some air.
The red line and message seem like an excellent failsafe mechanism, warning that your console is getting too hot before any damage occurs.
There is absolutely no indication that this is a production problem with the PS4, most things will overheat and turn red when placed in a small glass box. In fact, we are testing this theory right now and have shoved Blair in the TSA microwave oven, he has just passed “Red Pepper” and is well on his way to “Postbox”.