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PlayStation 5 Update Resolves Game Update Limitations and Introduces “Slim” Model

If you’re a PlayStation 5 owner, you’re likely familiar with the routine for downloading game updates. It’s a straightforward process: while on the game tile in your menu, just press the Option button, and select the “Check for updates” option.

However, this seemingly simple method came with a significant limitation. It required the game to be prominently displayed in your console’s main menu, typically among the ten most recently played games. This meant that if you wanted to update a game you hadn’t played in a while, you’d need to launch it first before checking for any available patches.

Fortunately, Sony has recently addressed this issue, much to the relief of PlayStation 5 users. As the saying goes, “Better late than never.” Sony has quietly rolled out an update that enables you to check for updates in any game or application, regardless of whether it’s in your PlayStation 5 library or currently installed on your system.

For example, let’s say you want to revisit “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales” in anticipation of the upcoming “Spider-Man 2” release on October 20th. Now, you can proactively search for and install the latest patch before launching the game, a convenience that was previously unavailable.

While this new feature hasn’t reached all consoles yet, numerous reports and testimonials online indicate that it’s currently in the process of being implemented.

In related news, Sony has recently introduced a new iteration of the PlayStation 5. This “Slim” model is lighter and thinner, and its standout feature is a removable disc reader. This means that buyers of the Digital Edition console can opt to purchase a separate Blu-Ray player if they wish to play physical copies on their system, providing them with more flexibility in their gaming choices.



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