She added a company Sony made a notice to the PS5 platform to help avoid confusing the different versions of the games.
And the latest PS5 update appears to have fixed one of the major issues with cross-platform multigenerational games.
And some gamers were accidentally playing PS4 versions of the multigenerational games over the PS5, but Sony has now added a caveat that will help make sure this doesn’t happen.
And helps Warning In making it clearer when players have the PS4 version of a game installed and notify them when the PS5 version is available for download.
And the warning says: You are about to play the PS4 version of this game, do you want to switch to the PS5 version ?, and then it gives you an option to play the PS4 version or switch to the PS5 version if you choose to.
The PS5’s handling of the multi-generation versions has received some criticism since its launch due to the lack of clarity of its references to different game releases.
This has resulted in some players inadvertently running PS4 versions of the next-generation games they own.
And given that the platform provides backward compatibility for all PS4 games – and including those that offer free next-generation PS5 updates, like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla or Destiny 2 – it’s very easy to accidentally install the older version of the game.
Microsoft took a simpler approach to the problem, through its Smart Delivery program, which automatically installs or updates the game to the best version for the platform.
Sony’s method is not as easy as Microsoft’s method, but it at least shows players when they have the wrong version installed.
And the new feature is likely to be particularly useful in the future, as more developers continue to release PS5 versions optimized for PS4 games.
Under the current system, there is no way for players to know when the PS5 version of the game will be available.
With the new update, however, anyone with an installed PS4 version of a game gets notified when the next-gen version launches.
The choice appears to only appear for games that include free next-generation upgrades, which is up to the developer’s discretion.
Games that require a new purchase of the redesigned versions remain as separate downloads as usual.