Sony have rolled out a new 866mb update for their new PlayStation 5 console and like many, many other updates to the PlayStation 4, this one just “improves system performance.” Here’s the patch notes captured for you in all their 4K glory and with a snazzy QR code, direct from a PS5!
Normally that would be nothing to write home about, but those who have already got their hands on the console in North America, Japan, Australia and some other territories have been reporting a number of problems.
There seems to be an issue with the PlayStation 5 rest mode. The mode allows you to put the console to sleep and instantly pick up where you left off, the same as it does on the PS4. Insomniac have confirmed that there is definitely an issue if you put the PS5 in to rest mode when playing Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and the remastered original Spider-Man game. There are also multiple reports of Godfall suffering from the same problem.
Users who have been hit by the problem have been forced to rebuild their PS5 database and most find that has worked. However, a small number of gamers have found that the rebuild fails and bricks their console.
There are also reports of PS5’s crashing at various points and throwing up the error code CE-108255-1, a rather generic “Something went wrong with this game or app.” Sony have yet to make any official comment on this but @AskPlayStation on Twitter is DM’ing individuals with advice, so best to try there if you have the problem.
And then there’s the issues with what versions of cross-gen games the console downloads, with games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War defaulting to download the PS4 version and then being unable to install the PS5 version. The only known fix there has been to, you guessed it, perform a full system reset.
Hopefully the new update will fix some of these problems so that when the console launches here in the UK on Thursday it’s more stable and does what it should!
PlayStation 5 Guides and more from TheSixthAxis
- PlayStation 5 Console Review
- DualSense Controller Review
- Astro’s Playroom Review
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Review
- PS5 Guide – What are Accolades and how to earn them
- PS5 Activity Cards and how they work
- PS5 Trophies – what new features to expect