PS5’s previously fixed PS4 disc installation bug is seemingly back
Users report the bug is back after a recent system update
A PS5 disc installation bug seems to have reappeared after having previously been fixed.
According to several users across multiple subreddits, players who insert disc versions of games and choose the PS5 upgrade have had the PS4 version attempt to install to their console unprompted.
Titles affected include No Man’s Sky, the recently released Death Stranding Director’s Cut and Nioh.
While this doesn’t stop players from using the PS5 version, it will take up storage space on the console, which players will have to manually delete.
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In February, Sony seemed to have fixed the problem in an update which targeted the then-frustrating experience of cross-generation titles.
In a post to the PlayStation blog detailing the update, “In rare cases, the PS4 version of a game would install from the disc after you upgraded to and installed the PS5 version,” Sony said. “Now, when you insert the PS4 game disc, the PS4 version won’t install unexpectedly.”
PS5’s handling of cross-gen releases had received some criticism since launch for it’s unclear signposting of different game versions. This led to some players inadvertently playing the last-gen versions of PS5 games they own.
In a bid to stop this happening, Sony added a notification informing players that they are about to launch the PS4 version of a game when the PS5 version is also available.
US-based customers hoping to purchase a PlayStation 5 console can now register their interest directly with Sony for a chance to do so.
The company said it will be making a limited number of PS5 consoles available for customers in the US to purchase directly from PlayStation this holiday season.
Those interested in buying one can register here for an opportunity to do so. They should use an email address associated with a PlayStation Network ID and opt in to receive marketing emails.