PlayStation 5: The New Firmware Didn’t Help With The Issues

The new Sony console already received its first firmware update, but the situation didn’t change much.

Last week, we discussed how the PlayStation 5 has a few initial problems that can be addressed by performing a factory reset on the console. Sony has responded but in their typical nonchalant manner. They released a new firmware, and no, we don’t talk about the PlayStation 4’s 8.01 update but the new system software of the PlayStation 5, numbered 20.02-02.25.00, weighing at 886 MB. Instead of figuring out the complete logic behind the naming convention, let’s see what it does.

„This system software update improves system performance.” A new generation, the old poker face, it seems. You’d expect that it’d at least fix some of the issues, but you’d be wrong: „I’ve been using [rest mode] fine on my PlayStation 5, but we will fix the bug causing our games to occasionally crash when in rest mode. Until then you may want to fully close [Marvel’s] Spider-Man [Remastered] or [Marvel’s Spider-Man:] Miles [Morales] before entering rest [mode,” James Stevenson, the community director of Insomniac Games, wrote on Twitter. Seeing how the PlayStation 5 launched today in Europe and several other markets, better be safe than sorry until the issue get fixed. Also, the download bug is still present after the new firmware, IGN reports.

Delisted Games mentions that Sony continues to remove its past – the PlayStation website until now included a large database that included information about games as early as the PS1 launch titles. However, similarly to the PlayStation Store, Sony got rid of everything pre-PlayStation 4. Here’s an example of Ape Escape being searched on the site below.

Sony spent a lot of money on marketing in the United Kingdom. The London Underground got a bit of makeover, according to the embedded tweet below to celebrate the European launch of the PlayStation 5. The signs, manufactured by the Isle of Wight-based A.J. Weels and Sons, were put on the Oxford Circus Tube line, featuring the classic PlayStation buttons. These signs will stay for two days. According to City A.M., a few stations have been rebranded: Mile End is now Miles End, Lancaster Gate is now Ratchet and Clankaster Gate, Seven Sisters is Gran Turismo 7 Sisters, and West Ham has been rebranded Horizon Forbidden West Ham.

One of the signs is put right in front of a Microsoft Store

Source: WCCFTech, WCCFTech, PSU, VG247

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