Sony’s latest update to the PlayStation 5 seems to have fixed one of the biggest problems of intergenerational games on the console: making it clearer when players have the PlayStation 4 version installed and notifying them when the PS5 version is available for download. According to The Verge, the feature spotted by Twitter user Tidux aims to clarify one of the frustratingly complex parts of the PlayStation 5. Because the console offers backward compatibility for all PS4 games – including those offering free updates for next-generation PS5, such as’ Assassin’s Creed Valhalla ‘or’ Destiny 2 ‘- and it’s pretty easy to accidentally install an older version of the game. Microsoft has taken easier access to the system, with its Smart Delivery program that will automatically install (or update) the game to the best version for the console. While Sony’s method isn’t that easy, it will at least be clearer to gamers when they install the wrong version. The new feature is likely to be particularly useful in the future, as more developers continue to release versions of their PS4 optimized for the PS5. Under the current system, there is no great way for players to know when a PS5 version of the game is available. But with the new update, anyone who owns ‘Control: Ultimate Edition’ and has a PS4 version installed, for example, will be notified when the 2nd generation version is released on February 2nd. According to The Verge, the option appears to only show for games that include free next-generation upgrades. Games that require a new purchase for “remastered” versions, such as Insomniac’s 2018 ‘Spider-Man’ or ‘Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition’, will remain as separate downloads as usual.
4:00 AM IST on December 24, 2020Source: ANI