Sony streamlines backwards-compatibility
PlayStation 5 is backwards-compatible with most of the PlayStation 4 library, but has still managed to confuse people who are not entirely sure which version of the game they are playing.
Sony is addressing the problem in a new firmware update that prompts you to confirm which version you want to play. When you launch a game, you will be asked whether you want to switch to the PlayStation 5 version, or continue playing the PlayStation 4 one.
Mixed messages: Some games feature upgraded and optimized PlayStation 5 versions, but not everyone has managed to actually activate the improved version since Sony's backwards-compatibility is not quite as streamlined as Microsoft's Smart Delivery system.
Bucking bronco: PlayStation 5 backwards-compatibility has a bit of a wild west approach, with certain major titles being updated for free, others having conditions attached and the majority depending on the original programming. EA, for example, has their own upgrade system – no doubt to the chagrin of Microsoft, who is trying to streamline backwards-compatibility.