the new PS5 The system update is currently still exclusive to beta users, but it promises a lot of good. It brings some much-needed improvements to Sony’s latest console. For example, there is the possibility to expand PS5 storage via the pre-locked SSD port.
However, a new addition in the upcoming system update is very simple, but welcome. Looking back, you won’t understand how to manage without it. Unlike being able to add extra storage, this is a feature that will benefit everyone right away. Especially people who have had a PS5 since launch.
It took more than eight months to implement, but PS5 now finally shows which platform every game from your library belongs to. The small label easily and quickly shows whether the game is intended for Playstation 4PlayStation 5, or both custom. This way you can easily and quickly select the correct version of the game.
Example: I have a physical copy of Final Fantasy 7 Remake at home with the intention of upgrading to the PS5 version. Since both versions use the same art cover, it’s hard to guess the correct one when it’s on my home screen. However, thanks to the new PS5 update, I can immediately tell which PS5 version and which PS4 version. Nice!
Adding platform labels to the PS5 user interface is a step that matches what Microsoft has done on the Xbox Xbox X in a Xbox S. Games optimized for new devices are prominently marked with an X | S. This way there is absolutely no doubt as to whether you are starting the correct version. Microsoft goes so far as to name original Xbox and Xbox 360 games.
On the PS5, this wasn’t always the case. Many users fall into the trap of downloading the latest version of the game, or simply not knowing which version it will run. Although Sony has this problem meltedI still sometimes find myself getting the wrong version of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 (So after installing the next generation upgrade already).
a piece of cake
Having these small platform indicators also makes it easier to navigate the PlayStation Store. You can instantly tell if you’re going to the PS4 or PS5 version of the game, without having to read the text carefully.
Adding tags to the PS5 is an important step, given the way Sony’s console handles next-gen updates.
You’ll often need to keep the PS4 version of the game to make sure you’ve loaded the saved data before launching the new PlayStation version. On Xbox Series X and S, there is no need to keep the old version of the game thanks to Smart Connect And Xbox Cloud saves. These services automatically detect the best possible version for your system, and your storage data is always synced to the cloud. So you don’t have to worry about uploading or downloading old storage data.
There is more to come
This new feature may not get as much attention as the SSD theme, but there is no doubt that adding labels to files PS5 games in a PS4 games It makes the user interface more intuitive. If Sony and Microsoft are to continue backwards compatibility in the future (although Sony can do more), the need to show the onscreen version to users is essential.
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