PS4 Update 2.01 Out Now, Fixes "Rest Mode" Bugs [UPDATE]

Sony reports that the update is available for users to download now.

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UPDATE: Sony worldwide studios president, Shuhei Yoshida, posted on Twitter that the update 2.01 is live and the "rest mode" bug should now be fixed. However, you have to opt into the update, as he notes, "This is not a forced update."

The original story appears below.

Sony announced today that a PlayStation 4 system update that should fix the issues gamers are having with the system's new "Rest Mode" will be deployed soon. The news came from Twitter.

Following the release of the long-awaited and feature-rich PS4 2.0 update last week, some users reported experiencing a bug that prevents the console from powering back on after it enters "Rest Mode" (the new name for Standby Mode).

A temporary fix available today, Sony says, is to boot in safe mode, though of course that is not an ideal solution. It is unclear how widespread the issue is.

Sony was quick to respond to the issues that cropped up following the release of PS4 update 2.0, telling GameSpot last week: "We are aware of issues reported by some PS4 users following the release of PS4’s latest system software update, v2.00. We are investigating these issues and will provide an update as soon as we have more information."

No timetable other than "soon" was provided regarding the release of PS4 update v2.01.

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