It’s time to update your giant curvy iceberg as Sony have released a new firmware update for the PlayStation 5. PS5 firmware 21.02-04.51.00, to give it it’s full title, weighs in at 914mb and you will never, ever guess what it does.
No, you can’t. Stop it. Stop pretending you know exactly what’s coming next. At least act surprised, it will make Sony happy. Right then, those patch notes are as follows:
“This system software update improves system performance.”
I really think Sony need to start being a little more specific, how does this update improve performance? Does the console load 0.004 seconds faster? Is the text 0.00076% slightly more clearer to read? Does the disk drive sound less like a 747 taking off and more like a 737?
Sony should also consider us poor writers who have to try and wrangle 300 words based on “This system software update improves system performance” so we hit SEO targets and Google will give us all the clicks. Like me. Now. 164 words so far and I’m really running out of steam, which coincidentally a website that sells PC games and never gets patched. 188 words. That last bit was really tenuous wasn’t it?
Oh I know let’s talk about the BAFTA nominations as PS5 games kicked butt, even if they didn’t have PS5 firmware 21.02-04.51.00. Housemarque’s critically-acclaimed Returnal is the forerunner with eight nomationations, Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Music, Narrative, Original Property, and Technical Achievement. It is closely followed by Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart which has seven nominations and the third placed game in the table is yet another PS5 exclusive, Deathloop, which picks up five nods.
All three are in the running for the Best Game category:
- Deathloop – Arkane Lyon/Bethesda Softworks
- Forza Horizon 5 – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios
- Inscryption – Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital
- It Takes Two – Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Returnal – Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
320 words. Phew.