New PS5 System Update 20.02-02.50.00 Released; Resolves Issue With PS4 Game Version Being Installed and Improves System Performance

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Sony has rolled out PS5 System Update 20.02-02.50.00 and here’s what it does.

Like Sony’s previous PS5 (and PS4 as well) system update, the new firmware update improves the system performance, but exact details are, as usual, absent. In addition to improving system performance, however, the release notes for this new system update do mention that it resolves an issue where the PS4 game version was installed from disc, even after upgrading the game to the PlayStation 5 version. As such, players should no longer be forced to remove the wrongly-installed PS4 version in order to install the correct, upgraded, PS5 version of games.

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Back in November of last year, Kai Powell also mentioned a similar issue in his PS5 hardware review. This issue, however, occurred when trying to install digital versions of PS4/PS5 titles. Sony later fixed this issue through a system update.

With how the store menu is set up on the PlayStation 5, trying to navigate to the proper version of a game can sometimes be trial and error. When I first downloaded Bugsnax on PlayStation 5, I unknowingly downloaded the PlayStation 4 client and only noticed when I didn’t have access to DualSense features. Thankfully this is a rather small game to redo load but for those on limited data caps? You might want to double-check just which version of a game you’re about to install.

For the sake of completeness, we’ve included the release notes for the update down below. The official PS5 system software update will likely soon be updated with the new release notes as well.

PS5 System Update 20.02-02.50.00 Release Notes

  • The following issue was resolved: 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.
  • This system software update improves system performance.

Sony’s PS5 is available globally now (if you can get your hands on one). The next-gen console was launched worldwide back in November of last year, and as covered earlier today, Sony managed to ship 4.5 million units as of December 31, 2020.

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