New PS5 software update further improves system performance
The last PS5 the software update just continues to improve system performance after two previous updates that did the exact same thing.
The 21.02-04.50.00 update – which started rolling out as of today – only has an update note that says, “This system software update improves system performance.” This is also exactly what the previous two updates – version: 02/21-04.03.00 & version: 02/21-04.02.00 – the patch notes read as well.
This will be the third time that PlayStation has made minor changes to its next-gen console, with the latest major update being the September 2021 version 21.02-04.00.00 patch. This previous patch made a number of tweaks. , including several changes to the console. SSD expansion, as well as changes to 3D audio and the PS5 home screen.
The latest update could potentially be disappointing for those hoping for bigger changes to be made to the PS5, especially since after the update 21.02-04.00.00 in September, the Senior Vice President of the PlayStation platform experience Hideaki Nishino shared (via the PlayStation Blog) that “the community is asking a lot” and that the team “has been working diligently on these lists and there will be more in the future”.
In other PlayStation news, it was recently revealed that Sony could work on real-time image scaling on PS5, and potentially PSVR PS5 – thanks to a new patent filed by the entertainment company. According to the patent, PlayStation is apparently developing a “computer-implemented method of filling in an image” that resembles Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology.
Wondering if it’s still worth buying Sony’s next-gen console? Find out with our PS5 review – one year later.