PS5 Won’t Force Updates for Offline Games on Discs

Only online titles will require one to update their game to play.

Posted By | On 15th, Oct. 2020

ps5

Sony finally revealed the user interface for PlayStation 5, which is packed with all kinds of interesting features like Activity Cards, Objectives and much more. However, it will also allow players to forego all of the online-centric features when it comes to offline games on physical discs. Speaking to Digital Foundry, senior vice president of platform and planning management Hideaki Nishino confirmed that the console would not force updates for offline titles.

This means that, much like the PS4, you can insert a game disc, install the title and then immediately start playing without having to update. Bear in mind that this is only for offline titles – online games still need updates before running. Also, this will only really benefit those who are using the standard PS5 instead of the disc-less Digital Edition.

It’s good to see Sony sticking to this approach with Nishino outright stating that not running the disc code was “out of the question”. There are more details about the UI that are still to be revealed so stay tuned. The PS5 is currently slated to release on November 12th in North America and Japan while it’s available for the rest of the world on November 19th.


Tagged With: ,

Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Discovery Tour Launching October 19th

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Discovery Tour Launching October 19th

The educational focused expansion also has a standalone version on PC, which will come to consoles and streami...

Nintendo Confirms There’s No Plans For Switch Price Cut In The US

Nintendo Confirms There’s No Plans For Switch Price Cut In The US

Despite a price cut coming recently to Europe, it seems there is no plans for something similar to happen in t...

Subnautica: Below Zero, Skatebird, and More Coming to Xbox Game Pass in September

Subnautica: Below Zero, Skatebird, and More Coming to Xbox Game Pass in September

This is in addition to several other previously announced titles like Sable, Aragami 2, Lemnis Gate and Astria...

Sonic Colors: Ultimate Patch is Live for Nintendo Switch

Sonic Colors: Ultimate Patch is Live for Nintendo Switch

Official Twitter says that this is only the first of several upcoming patches, and that other platforms would ...

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Has Gone Gold

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Has Gone Gold

Eidos Montreal wraps up development on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy ahead of its launch in late October.

Watch Dogs: Legion’s Newest Update is Just 3.2 GB on PS5, 40.2 GB on Xbox Series X/S

Watch Dogs: Legion’s Newest Update is Just 3.2 GB on PS5, 40.2 GB on Xbox Series X/S

PS5's compression technique impresses again, with Watch Dogs: Legion's newest update being significantly light...