PlayStation 5’s previous PS4 disc install bug is back
A supposedly fixed bug that forces PS5s to install the PS4 version of games from physical discs has apparently returned for some annoyed gamers.
The Playstation 5The PS4 disc installation problem is back, although Sony released a fix to fix it in February. Sony’s record-breaking next-gen console has had its fair share of technical issues since its launch last November, ranging from minor UI issues to the PS5 stuck when left in idle mode for some owners.
One of those PS5 backward compatibility issues with PS4 games – especially those on a physical disc. While some titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Now offer free PS5 upgrades accessible even when playing on a PS4 disc, PS5s would still automatically install the PS4 version of games when inserting the disc rather than allowing players to choose which version they want to play. This common bug has become notorious among PS5 owners wanting to take full advantage of next-gen enhancements and features. This PS4 disk bug could also take up too much storage space, especially at a time when Sony had not yet supported PS5 SSD expansion cards. This issue was eventually resolved and fixed, seemingly putting to bed the problem of PS5 owners accidentally installing older versions of PS4 games.
However, VGC reports that PS5 gamers always accidentally install versions of PS4 games after inserting a physical disc into their PS5, all without triggering any console prompts. Reddit user Insatiablecannabista noted that they have repeatedly captured and deleted the PS4 version of Death Stranding Director’s Cup on their console, with other users sharing, they encountered the same issue while trying to install the PS5 version of Tales of the Ascension. One reviewer commented that it would be nice if the PS5 allowed gamers to replace the PS4 version of any game they’ve purchased or received an upgrade for.
The automatic installation of PS4 versions of physical disc titles is not the first complaint made about the PlayStation 5’s implementation of backward compatibility, with Sony also sparking anger for not specifying which version of a game will be installed or if a free PS5 the update is available for download. However, the latest PlayStation 5 system update fixed this issue by making it clear which version of a given game is currently installed in the PS5 home screen and game library, allowing gamers to see more. easily which of their PS4 games comes with a free PS5 update.
However, the PS5 automatically installing the PS4 version of some games to a physical disc apparently remains a nuisance for those trying to play the newer version of titles like Death Stranding Director’s Cup, and the annoyance seems to have only increased since Sony reportedly fixed this issue some time ago. Hope this problem can be solved for good in the future. Playstation 5 system update.
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Source: Insatiablecannabista / Reddit (via VGC)
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