The FIFA 15 PS4 demo should finally be available to download now after a long wait compared to other platforms. Unfortunately though, there’s even more drama to inform you about as there seems to be a specific FIFA 15 PS4 demo problem with lag stutter.
We downloaded the demo and after playing the first game we saw our game slow down and stutter to a point in which it was barely playable. We’re not sure why the issue was happening but after further investigation we can see that it wasn’t just us with problems.
Within the hour, EA has also acknowledged that there is a problem with the PS4 demo as they have issued the following statement on Twitter which we can share:
Our team is aware of an issue affecting some players on the PS4 #FIFA15Demo and is investigating now. Thanks for your patience.
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) September 10, 2014
The good news is that they know about the issue and are investigating the problem. Better than that though, our own investigations have concluded that you can actually fix the problem straight away.
It’s something to do with the FIFA 15 demo not playing nicely with network features, so restart the console and switch off your network and try again. You should see an immediate improvement and will be able to play without any lag.
It’s only temporarily of course as you’ll want to try out Ultimate Team mode features as soon as possible. Hopefully it won’t be a case of having to re-download the demo as that would be a further headache after the PS4 release delay.
Let us know if you encountered this problem too and if our quick-fix worked for you.