New PS5 owners are accidentally playing WORSE PS4 versions of games due to bizarre bug – how to avoid it
YOU may be playing second-rate versions of games on your new PlayStation 5 without even realising it.
A bizarre bug means Sony’s next-gen console doesn’t make it clear whether you’re playing the PS4 or PS5 variants of some of your favourite titles.
The high-powered machine, which has already hit shelves in the US and is out in the UK on Thursday, can play games from both consoles.
However, for games available on both PS4 and PS5, it can be tricky to figure out whether you’re playing the old or next gen version.
That’s because only one icon for each game appears on the console’s dashboard, meaning there’s no way to tell the difference between them.
According to a report from Eurogamer, players of the latest Call of Duty are most likely to run afoul of the issue.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War launched last Friday across five consoles, including the PS4 and PS5.
Those who choose the Download All option after purchasing the game’s Ultimate Edition or Cross-Gen Bundle from the PlayStation Store get both the old-gen and next-gen versions.
And according to Eurogamer, the PS5 may automatically boot up the PS4 version of the game when you hit play.
That would mean you don’t get the highest end graphics and performance provided by the PS5 version of the first-person shooter.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is one of this year’s biggest blockbusters for next-gen consoles[/caption]
To ensure you’re playing the right version, hit the three dots icon next to the play button. Change your selection to the PS5 version.
The user interface will quickly refresh, and voilà, your console should start the next-gen version every time you press play.
You’re also able to delete the PS4 version from your hard drive to avoid any further mix ups.
An early bug also means the PS5 version won’t download to your nest-gen console if you have the PS4 version installed.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – when are they out and how much will they cost?
Microsoft launched the Xbox Series X and its smaller, cheaper sibling, the Series S, on November 10.
The release date covered the UK, US, Australia and a bunch of other countries worldwide.
The disc-free Series S costs £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.
So how does that compare to the new Xbox’s biggest rival, the PlayStation 5?
Sony has revealed the PS5 release date falls on November 12, but not everywhere.
That date only stands for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
In the UK, you won’t be able to get it until November 19.
The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.
This can be rectified with a factory reset, according to Eurogamer.
This year’s Call of Duty is set during the Cold War – a period of major tension between the USA and Soviet Union.
It wasn’t an outright war in the conventional sense, with both nations instead supporting “proxy wars” – regional conflicts used to gain global influence.
And the fact that both nations controlled nuclear weaponry meant that neither side was willing to risk a war proper.
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