PS5 March 2022 system software update improves system performance

Sony released last March 2022 PS5 system software update. Version 21.02-04.51.00 of the unforgettably named PlayStation 5 system software is available to download now, March 8, and comes with very few surprises. As usual, the main point of the update is to improve system performance.

PS5 System Software Version 21.02-04.51.00 Patch Notes

PS5 system software version 21.02-04.51.00 is 914MB in size. The patch release notes for the update simply state “this system software update improves system performance”. This is usually a code word for security patches and background software upgrades. No noticeable changes to how the console works have been noticed by ourselves or the gaming community so far, but if anything does come to light, we’ll be sure to let you know. It’s worth noting that one of the previous system performance upgrades managed to fix the PS5 CMOS issue that would have prevented digital games from being played when the console’s internal battery died.

Any major announcements or updates will likely be saved for the next PlayStation State of Play event tomorrow, March 9. would be nothing to stop them from announcing upcoming software features. This could possibly even include the widely rumored Project Spartacus, PlayStation’s answer to Xbox Game Pass that will integrate PS Plus, PlayStation Now, cloud streaming and a range of older-gen PlayStation titles.

In other news, tomorrow’s State of Play show will focus on games from Japanese developers, along with a few developers from other parts of the world. However, the lineup would have changed thanks to the withdrawal of Western developers from the series so as not to harm the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Elsewhere, sci-fi horror RPG Dolmen is set to release on PS5 and PS4 in May.

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