Fate 2 Developer Bungie says a “noticeable” number of PS5 owners are still playing the worst-looking PS4 version of the game on their high-end console hardware.
Bungie first offered a free PS5 update for the PS4 version of Fate 2 in late 2020, shortly after the console was launched. To take advantage of this update, though, PS5 owners need to follow a few steps to manually find and download files for their PS5, as described in Bungie support page And the PlayStation support page.
Without this download, the PS5 simply runs the PS4 version of the game in backwards compatibility mode. digital foundry writing It goes into detail about the “true 4K” and 60-120fps gameplay that the upgraded PS5 version of the game offers. bungee Latest Update for “This Week at Bungie” It also explicitly notes that players on the PS4 version miss out on improvements in frame rates and graphics.
This is unlike the Xbox Series X/S, which uses Microsoft’s Smart Delivery system Automatically download the version of the game that fits the user’s devices.
This kind of mixing up of versions isn’t an entirely new problem for PlayStation owners. Immediately after the launch of the PS5, some call of duty black ops PS5 players It said We also ended up downloading the PS4 version of the game by mistake and unknowingly launching this vulnerable version when it was time to play.
In December, Sony System update offer To make this difference more visible. Now, the system can pop up a “Game Version Confirmation” warning when players download the PS4 version of the game that also has the PS5 version available.
Unfortunately, this warning It does not seem to apply to Fate 2 for some reason. For this game, players using the PS4 version still have to figure out how to dive into the game’s product page and choose to download the upgrade files manually.
The difference may be privately obscured to players who have purchased Fate 2 as a physical disk. That was the physical package billed as a PS4 game Since its launch in 2017 and Not yet received an updated package With reference to the availability of an improved PS5 version of the game.
It is not clear how many Fate 2 Gamers make up the “notable” minority that don’t take full advantage of their PS5 hardware. However, the fact that Bungie feels the number is absolutely noteworthy indicates that this is still a problem for the developer and for Sony in general.