New PS5 firmware update fixes PS4 game installation issues

By Alex Calvin,
Wednesday, 3 February 2021 10:59 GMT

Update your PS5.

A new update for the PlayStation 5 aims at solving some of the problems people have had playing PS4 games.

The new firmware update, version 20.02-02.50.00, addresses an issue where the PS4 version of the game will sometimes be installed even when the user has already upgraded it to the PS5 edition.

This would be the first software update since December 9. Firmware 20.02-02.30 solved PS4 data transfer issues, as well as WiFi connectivity problems, on top of some tweaks to the PS5’s DualSense controller. There was no word on what this actually entailed.

20.02-02.50.00 would is the fourth firmware update since the PS5’s November launch.

The PlayStation 5 attempting to install PS4 games after they have already been upgraded isn’t the only issue that Sony has had with titles working between generations. After the console’s release, reports emerged that people simply couldn’t upgrade the PS4 version of Ubisoft titles such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla or Watch Dogs Legion on PS5.

Since its launch on November 12 and the end of December 2020, the PS5 sold 4.5 million units. Sony previously said that this was its biggest console launch ever. By the end of March 2021, the platform holder hopes to shift a total of 7.5 million units, which would mean the hardware selling faster than the PS4 did.

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