A number of Anthem players on PS4 are reporting that game crashes are not merely sending them out of their current session or to the game's main menu, but are sometimes closing the game to the PS4 main menu, or shutting off the console entirely.
Those who have experienced a crash that shut the PS4 off entirely say that when the console was restarted, it gave a message as if it had been shut off incorrectly (such as the power cord being pulled while the console was still running). One user said their system was bricked entirely.
Some users have reported receiving a refund on the game when bringing the issue to Sony's attention, but others in the same thread said they were denied refunds under the same circumstances.
Though the widespread nature of this problem seems to be somewhat new, game crashes and other technical problems such as long loading screens have been a concern in Anthem since its launch, and contributed to the game's lukewarm reception from critics.
Update: EA has acknowledged the issue on its support forums and is asking for affected players to provide more information to help them resolve the problem.