Sony looks like it has fixed one of the biggest cross-generation problems with its latest PS5 update. The update will let the user know when they are playing a PS4 version of the game, and notify them once the optimized version for PS5 is available to download.
The feature was first spotted by Twitter user Tidux and aims to give users more details about the version of the game they are playing. As we already know, the PS5 offers backwards compatibility for all PS4 titles. Users can mistakenly download the PS4 version of the game quite without knowing that a newer or optimized version of the game is available for download. The update will be quite helpful in the future as more and more games will be added to this list. Interestingly, the option is only shown in games that offer a free-next gen upgrade. Games that have remastered versions like DMC5 (Devil May Cry 5) will be available as a separate download title.
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— Tidux (@Tidux) December 22, 2020
Nonetheless, with the new update, any game that receives a PS5 next-gen upgrade from the previous version such as Control will be notified of the new update when it releases on 2 February 2021.
Microsoft with its Smart Delivery program automatically installs the best version of the game available for your console which is a simpler approach.