With the PlayStation 5 now officially out in North America and other territories gamers have been getting their hands on the new console and unfortunately there seems to be a an issue with the PlayStation 5 rest mode. The mode allows you to put the console to sleep and instantly pick up where you left off, the same as it does on the PS4.
Insomniac have confirmed that there is definitely an issue if you put the PS5 in to rest mode when playing Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and the remastered original Spider-Man game.
We’re looking into this
— James Stevenson (@JamesStevenson) November 11, 2020
There are also multiple reports of Godfall also suffering the same problem.
Quick note on the PS5. Apparently sleep mode makes the system unreliable and rando crash. Had Godfall crash the system 3 times within in the span of an hour.
The fix, give a fresh restart from the main menu and then don't let it go into sleep mode until it's patched.
— Tefty (@teft) November 14, 2020
Users who have been hit by the problem have to rebuild their PS5 database and most find that has worked. However, a small number of gamers have found that the rebuild fails and bricks their console.
To stop your PS5 going in to rest mode go to the Settings menu on the console, the navigate to Power Saving and then Set Time Until PS5 Enters Rest Mode. From here select “Don’t Put in Rest Mode”.
Just as an aside: Sony, what’s with capitalising everything but ‘in’ on that menu option? Weird.
It appears the delayed release of the PlayStation 5 might just be to the advantage of us here in the U.K. as Sony have five more days to get to the bottom of the problems and get a firmware update out, no doubt the developers of the games are also looking at the problem.
There are also reports of PS5’s crashing at various points and throwing up the error code CE-108255-1, a rather generic “Something went wrong with this game or app.” Sony have yet to make any official comment on this but @AskPlayStation on Twitter is DM’ing individuals with advice, so best to try there if you have the problem.
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