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PlayStation 5: Old Games Need New Ports?

Sony‘s new console seemingly got rid of one of its bugs.

We still have no clue what the new PlayStation 5 firmware does (we mentioned it a few days ago, but it looks like Sony has a solution for one of the bugs, namely the download queue one, without having to resort to doing a factory reset on the PS5. „If you’ve experienced issues downloading games with “Queued for Download” or “View Details” messages on PS5, please update the system software to the latest version, start your PS5 in safe mode then rebuild the database,” Sony wrote on Twitter.

The steps on the image they included are: Restart PlayStation 5 > Change video output > Update system software > Restore default settings > Rebuild database > Reset PS5 > Reset PS5 (reinstall system software). IGN, who were amongst the first to report the bug, noticed that the steps seemed to work for them.

However, the PlayStation 5 won’t get 120 FPS support on PlayStation 4 games that easily. Psyonix, who are now owned by Epic Games, explained why to Eurogamer: „Our team’s main focus this year was our recent free to play transition and updating major features like our Tournaments system. Due to this, we had to make tough decisions about what else we could achieve. Enabling 120hz on Xbox Series X|S is a minor patch, but enabling it on PlayStation 5 requires a full, native port due to how backwards compatibility is implemented on the console, and unfortunately wasn’t possible due to our focus elsewhere.” Ouch.

It could work, though, according to DigitalFoundry’s Richard Leadbetter: „Right now, Sony limits 120Hz support to games specifically designed for PlayStation 5, meaning that ‘enhanced’ PlayStation 4 games like Rocket League and [Call of Duty:] Warzone can’t tap into the feature. Theoretically, it should be possible for Sony to adjust this (PlayStation VR games can run at 1080p resolution at up to 120Hz) but it will require a fair degree of work – and I guess the question is whether engineering resources focused on PlayStation 5 could be redirected to PlayStation 4 instead. It does seem like the ball is in Sony’s court on this one.”

The future is somewhat bleak, then.

Source: WCCFTech, WCCFTech

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