When a console is officially released to the market, making it available to the general public is often accompanied by the appearance of bugs that have passed through the cracks during internal testing phases. On the other hand, it is rarer for one of these bugs to reappear when everything led to believe that it was fixed. Yet this is what it could be happening to the PS5 to believe new testimonies.
The PS5 currently suffers from a bug of untimely installation of PS4 versions of games when only the PS5 version is requested. Reddit users, relayed by the site VGC, have recently complained about the problem. According to them, when they install the PS5 version of a cross-gen game, the PS4 version is forcibly installed as well.
According to one of these users of PS5, the bug even continues to recur after removing the PS4 version from his console. He claims to have uninstalled Death Stranding PS4 three times already but daily attempts to install continue to take place.
And Death Stranding isn’t the only game affected by this issue. According to various testimonies, titles like Nioh or No Man’s Sky also suffer from this bug. The situation is all the more surprising given that Sony claimed to have already corrected this bug last February.
On PS5, a bug in two waves
Sony rolled out the update 20.02-02.50.00 at the very beginning of last February. And as we indicated to you then, this update looked specifically at the case of this bug. Indeed, the Japanese manufacturer then indicated:
The following issue has been fixed: The PS4 version of the game was sometimes installed from the PS4 game disc even after upgrading from the disc version of a PS4 game to its PS5 version.
But as these different testimonials show, this bug has recently made a comeback. Note that this problem does not prevent you from playing the PS5 versions of the affected titles. It just takes up storage space with unwanted PS4 versions and asks the user to go and delete them manually.
It remains to be seen how Sony will tackle this problem. Will it again highlight its existence and its correction in a future update? Or will it quietly put things back in order with an update that “improves system performance“? Only the future will tell.
Have you ever faced this bug? If so, on which game (s)? What if you experienced it, was it before or after last February’s update? Tell us all in the comments below.