PlayStation 5 firmware 20.02-02.50.00 is out, here are the update notes

Turn on your posh new console, there’s a sexy new firmware update waiting to be downloaded. Yes indeed, Sony have released the snappily titled firmware 20.02-02.50.00 for the PlayStation 5 and it brings… well, not much really. Here are the notes.

  • The PS4 version of the game was sometimes installed from the PS4 game disc even after upgrading the disc version of a PS4 game to the PS5 version.
  • Improves system performance

Exciting stuff, I am sure you will agree. There are also unconfirmed reports that the update also stops the PS5 from spinning up any disc in the drive every hour, even if you’re not playing the game, and also that the disk is much quieter.

In other news, this months PlayStation Plus games are now live and you can download them all using the links below.

Destruction AllStars is a 27.058GB install in the UK, though you can start playing the tutorials after 17.479GB. The TSA directors got together last night for a derby of destruction last night so expect our thoughts on Destruction AllStars very shortly.  In the meantime, here’s some blurb from Sony about each game.

Destruction AllStars (PS5)

Entertain the crowds by bringing controlled chaos to the vehicular combat arena of this metal-crunching multiplayer game*. Pick one of 16 superstar competitors, then leap into four game modes, using timing, tactics and skills to cause carnage behind the wheel or create havoc with your parkour skills. Perfect your character’s abilities – including a hero vehicle unique to them –  to give you the edge in free-for-all battles or team challenges and become Global Destruction Federation Champion. The game also supports PS5’s Game Help feature, giving you hints and tips to become the ultimate destructive machine without the need to leave the game.

Control: Ultimate Edition (PS5 and PS4)

Master supernatural abilities and wield a shape-shifting sidearm in this third-person action-adventure from Remedy Entertainment (Max Payne, Alan Wake). Take on the role of Jesse Faden, Director of the Federal Bureau of Control, whose New York headquarters are breached by an ominous enemy. Despite outward appearances, the skyscraper’s interior is vast and ever-shifting. You’ll need to explore – and weaponize – this unpredictable environment to clean house and repel the invaders.

Concrete Genie (PS4)

Pick up a magic paintbrush and return the polluted town of Denska to its former bright and bustling seaside self in this touching and multi-award winning action-adventure. Cleanse streets and alleyways, then use your Living Paint to create mischievous Genies whose magical powers will aid you in overcoming puzzles and seeing off bullies who pursue you. The game also includes two additional modes built especially for PS VR to let you further unleash your creativity.

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  1. There’ll be 4.5+ million happy owners knowing the system software is more stable. I’ve had the odd occasion, when starting from rest mode, that the console starts with a storage rebuild. At least it’s a lot quicker getting back into the game than it is on the PS4.

  2. Nice to see Sony still supporting the PS3 with a new firmware v4.87 released in December. No idea what system performance it improved but hey ho…

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