Sony Patches Several First-Party PS4 Games Ahead Of PS5 Launch

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The next generation of consoles are only a few weeks away from launch, and both Sony and Microsoft have been working hard on marketing their new products. The way that both of these companies began their marketing, it seemed that the previous consoles would become obsolete. However, a recent move by Sony implies that this might not be the case.

Recently, Sony started pushing out patches for several of its first-party PS4 titles. While it is quite natural for games to receive patches and updates to squash out bugs, what's interesting in this case is that Sony has been patching games that haven't received any updates for several years.

The information was brought to light by a ResetEra user, who pointed out several PS4 games that received patches. These games include PSVR Worlds, Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, Everybody's Golf VR, Spider-Man, Blood & Truth, God of War, and surprisingly, God of War 3: Remastered. Fans have been pondering over Sony's decision to patch God of War 3: Remastered, a game that originally released in 2010 for the PS3.

Now, all that we know is that the above listed PS4 games have been recently patched, but the details of the patches remain unknown. That said, there's one theory that seems to fit well with these new patches. Since the PS5 will be backwards compatible with the PS4, Sony might be ensuring these games' will run smoothly with the upcoming console.

Speaking of backwards compatibility, Microsoft also announced a big list of launch day titles for the Xbox Series X, although the majority of the list contains older games that are optimized for the Xbox Series X. In comparison to the PS5, the Xbox Series X claims to be backwards compatible with all previous Xbox consoles, going back to the original Xbox. Moreover, Microsoft has also claimed that the Xbox Series X is capable of sharing progress among all previous Xbox consoles.

The PlayStation 5 is launching on November 12.

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