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PlayStation 5 System Update Fixes The Console's Most Annoying Problem


PlayStation 5 System Update Fixes The Console's Most Annoying Problem

Since the dawn of the new PlayStation generation, there have been a few annoyances here and there. Sony is having to do the job of running two systems at the same time between the PlayStation 4 and the 5, which means different versions of games, cross-generation multiplayer, and various other difficulties. One big annoyance for PS5 players has been that when upgrading their PS4 library games, some people have the tendency to download the wrong version of the game, running a PS4 version instead of the shiny PS5 upgrade. With a new update from Sony, that's about to change.


Reported by GamesRadar, a new software update to the PS5 that arrived at the beginning of February details a change to the way that PlayStation 5s will download PS4 games. The update says, "The following issue was resolved: The PS5 version of the game was sometimes installed from the PS4 game disc even after upgrading the disc version of a PS4 game to the PS5 version."

This just means when PlayStation 5 players will download the PS5 versions of a game they have, rather than the PS4 version. It's been a problem for players who have accidentally downloaded a lower quality version of the game than they wanted on the console because if we're being honest, there are very few reasons why you'd want to play the PS4 version of Marvel's: Spider-Man when you've upgraded to the silky smooth PS5 edition.



Currently, it's semi-impossible to buy a new PlayStation 5. Between the pandemic making distribution difficult, scalpers being everywhere, and physical stock being fought over, it's a bit of a battle to find the console even months after the launch. Hopefully, by the end of the year at least, PlayStation 5s will be in abundance for everyone that wants to get their hands on next-gen gaming.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation 5, News

Imogen Mellor
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