The latest PS5 and PS4 updates improve system performance today

When you read about today’s PS5 and PS4 system software update for April 13, you might be forgiven for getting a sense of déjà vu. This is quite understandable when you take both in mind Playstation 5 firmware version 22.01-05.02.00 and Playstation 4 firmware version 9.51 has an incredibly familiar set of patch notes after their release today.

PS5 Version 22.01-05.02.00 and PS4 Version 9.51 Patch Notes

PS5 system software update

PS5 system software version 22.01-05.02.00 and PS4 system software version 9.51 update were both released today, April 13th. The PS5 update is just over 1 GB in size, while the PS4 update is significantly smaller at 491.8 MB. The patch notes are the usual “this system software update improves system performance” on both platforms. I was going to give the article the title “You will never guess what the latest PS5 and PS4 updates do!” but then found out that if I do not like clickbait, you probably can not either.

No noticeable changes in the way the console works have been noticed by ourselves or the player community so far, but if anything comes up, we will make sure to let you know. With any hope, the PS5 update will have solved the problem with some gamers finding settings on their TVs locked out due to Instant Game Response. Maybe some enterprising console owner will soon be able to figure out exactly what behind-the-scenes security fixes and software upgrades have been added by this patch, as Sony is just as impending as usual.
In other news, the next Mass Effect game has moved out of pre-production and into the early stages of development at BioWare. Unfortunately, it will take “a while” before we hear anything more about it, though Dragon Age 4 seems to be moving pretty nicely. Elsewhere, the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S versions of The Witcher 3 have been delayed beyond Q2 2022, after CD Project Red chose to remove the project from Russian developer Saber Interactive.