It appears that a new PlayStation 5 firmware update is beginning to arrive, with players reporting that the update addresses game-installation issues.
People on Reddit are reporting that they have received update 20.02-02.50.00, which addresses the problem related to downloading the PS4 edition of a game instead of the PS5 version. The update also reportedly includes some improvements for system performance.
The update is about 860mb in size, according to people who have received it. You can see the patch notes below.
As GameSpot’s Phil Hornshaw noted back in November, if you’ve got a game like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales that’s available on both consoles, you can choose which version you want to download. Weirdly, however, the PS5 consistently defaults to downloading PS4 versions of cross-generation games when they appear in your library. Thankfully this issues has been sorted out, it seems.
In other PlayStation news, Sony just announced that the PS5 sold 4.5 million units by the end of December. Every console was sold at a loss. The exclusive game Spider-Man: Miles Morales was a bright spot, shifting 4.1 million units sold.
PS5 20.02-02.50.00 Update
- The PS4 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
- Improves system performance