Strange PS4 Bug Claims Friends Were Online in 1970

A peculiar PS4 glitch show that in 1970, a group of friends were playing online and communicating over messages. One of the most popular gaming consoles of all time is the PlayStation 4, and Sony has produced a number of critically regarded PlayStation 4 exclusives. God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, The Last of Us: Part 2, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End were all released exclusively on the PS4.

A PS4 menu picture was recently published on Reddit by a member by the name of csakif25__. It appears that the player was attempting to form a new group with their pals, however the PS4 system said that everyone they had chosen was already in a group. The customer noted that the date given on the right indicates January 1, 1970, and they are asked to choose a group from a selection. This ridiculous date was established 24 years before the release of the PlayStation 1, as the first PlayStation was released in Japan in 1994.

In the post’s title, the player makes a lighthearted reference to playing Grand Theft Auto with their buddies back in 1970. The release of GTA 5 has been so long ago, according to one user, that it feels like it happened 52 years ago. Another gamer reported having this issue on his console, so it could be frequent. Online, fans can locate other cases with the same date that are comparable. One PlayStation user, for instance, discovered that a trophy they obtained in Grand Theft Auto IV listed January 1, 1970 as the unlock date.

The date in the image is not arbitrary and seems to be significant in the field of computers. Unix epoch is the precise moment in time at 00:00:00 UTC on January 1, 1970, and Unix time is the number of seconds that have transpired since then. The PS4 system appears to have defaulted to January 1, 1970 since it was unable to obtain the right time and date.