The recently released PlayStation 5 is having some rather questionable technical issues. While not entirely to blame, some of these issues are down to the PS5 rest mode feature. 

Following the console’s recent launch, many users have discovered that the PS5 rest mode feature is resulting in massive storage corruption issues that cause crashes and forces the console to fix its storage.

This issue is believed to be the reason behind the first bricked PlayStation 5 console,  owned by YouTube reviewer ACG. The reviewer was told that the console was rebuilding storage before the console refused to turn back on.

Jeff Gerstmann of Giant Bomb revealed on Twitter that he experienced a less severe version of the issue when trying to enter PS5 rest mode when Spider-Man Remastered was active on the system.

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“Seems like putting a PS5 into rest mode while Spider-Man Remastered is running crashes the whole system, forcing that “repair your external drive” process when you start back up,” Gerstmann said.  “At least that’s how it’s been for me the few times I’ve done that today.”

He continued: “Also every time I’ve had the PS5 go through that external drive repair sequence, it ends up on a black screen. I have to hit the power button on the console itself to force it into rest mode, then it comes back up and asks me to file an error report, then boots normally.”

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PlayStation isn’t the only next-gen console seeing issues with core features.  While nowhere near as dangerous as PlayStation 5’s rest mode issue,  Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are both seeing a few problems with their Quick Resume feature.