Tom Clancy's The Division 2 received a next-generation patch for PS5 that actually downgraded the visuals, but this has been fixed now with an update.
There it is!
Unfortunately they had to drop the resolution to achieve it.
Unfortunately my IQ dropped when I read your stupid comment.
Yeah just like yakuza did on xboxsx...so whats your point..beyond that you just won the prize for the useless comment of the month
Perfect That's great news
So they purposely downgraded the ps5 version. Doesnt surprise me.
You people are terrible.
So you think that the "downgrade" was some king of conspiracy perpetuated by Ubisoft to intentionally hamper sales of their game and the PS5 console? *looks at your condition history* Ok, this all makes sense now.
@stiggs "So you think that the "downgrade" was some king of conspiracy perpetuated by Ubisoft to intentionally hamper sales of their game and the PS5 console" (eyes roll to back of head) No Bro... Ubisoft was only doing as their marketing partner Microsoft asks\ paid them to do and that was to downgrade the ps5 version. And because sales had nothing to do with this (old game) they agreed to do it. End of story.
@Spinesaw: Yes, that makes even more sense. /s
Yeah. I mean ... it's Darkborn.
@SpineSaw I read you comment fully expecting to see the /s (sarcasm) indicator. Apparently you are being sincere. Hold on a second while I stop laughing. So is the...hold on, I'm still laughing. So is the Conspiracy Club that you and Darkborn belong to advocate all crackpot schemes of just those related to video games?
They didn’t. It was visual effects missing likely due to Sony’s less sophisticated BC. Whereas MS spent hundreds of thousands of hours testing every game, Sony didn’t so many games exhibit performance issues, bugs/glitches, crashes, etc...on PS5. Since this was a patch via Backwards Compatibility, the missing effects were likely a byproduct of compatibility issues that the team didn’t notice until after launch
Can you smell the stuff that comes out of your mouth m8.
agree. MS has much better support team for backwards compat.
Please explain how how Playstation's BC is less sophisticated when it works exactly like BC should i.e. you put in your disc and you can play the game ( over 800 ps4 games ). With Xbox, even if you have the disc you are screwed if the game isn't on the ''BC List" ( which isn't that long ). Even if it is on the list your disc is useless because you have to download the whole 'compatible' version of the game digitally anyway. So without internet or if you've reached your cap you're screwed. Yes, VERY sophisticated, Xbox. Plus there are even more PS2 and PS3 titles available on PS Now.....and there is no difference. Both PS Now and Xbox BC require internet to function.....whether you are streaming or downloading a 40 gig game. PS5 has the ONLY true BC with PS4 games via disc.So suck it.
It was a human error. When you're looking at a game for so long, your mind starts filling the blanks. It slipped through.
So let’s say you are right. They spent hundreds of thousands hours testing this. Let’s break this down 365 days X 24 hours =8760 hours in a year. Divide that by 100,000 hours are left with 11.41 years of testing for each game. So 11 years ago the Xbox One was 3 years from launch. This has nothing to do with BC. It is all about stability and console architecture. Xbox has done a great job making previous and next gen like eachother. PlayStation has never been huge on that front but is IMO almost all ps4 games play on Ps5 is a great thing.
How do you know so much about both company’s internal backward compatibility process? Are you an insider?? Or just a fanboy moron? Just shut up, you’re full of bullshit
LOL. It's the PS4 Pro version that *had* them before the update on PS5 and removed them after the update. WTF. This is just as dumb as Darkborn's comment.
"hundreds of thousands of hours testing every game" LOL
So explain to me this guy's, why did they release something that looked and played worse than the ps4 pro for days? Why did they announce it before release and said it had these issues? Bunch of morons. You deserve to have no content on your platform of choice apparently. That's like a car manufactorer saying we're releasing a car with no tires and half the engine missing, but last year's models had the top of the line everything and it was cheaper. Before they deployed this patch, they released the notes and it had all these issues on ps5 listed. Why wouldn't they just push it back if it was unintended?
"Why wouldn't they just push it back if it was unintended?" Because it wasn't a gamebreaking bug? This shits not a conspiracy you need to decrypt. 😂 What in the world would they gain by making themselves look bad with their BC patch on one of the consoles? Should this make the XSX look better so people will buy it instead of the PS5? They chose the wrong game to bother doing that. 🤣
Are you OK?
@Darkborn Don't let people on their high horses sway the opinion that you have. They try to act like shady shit doesn't happen in the industry, and try to jump down your throat, until something happens that they want to get up in arms about.
Are you serious?
Common dude everybody without their fanboy shades on knows they didn't do that on purpose. Think about it, same thing happened with Dirt 5 on Series X and Assasins Creed Valhalla for Xbox Series X (Microsoft even having an AC Valhalla deal with Ubisoft). Guess what, it was fixed with a patch. Sometimes human error happens, shit in general happens, it was fixed, no need to get all twisted about it. Unbelievable these days how many conspiracies people spew out daily on here. Can we get back to a place in the middle somewhere where people aren't constantly thinking Microsoft or Sony are conspiring against one another with back-end deals?
No you ignoramus. In order to achieve those desired results that everyone complained about they had to drop the resolution down to match the PS4 Pro.
Glad this was corrected quickly!
Awesome news. It wa a pretty odd that features on PS4 Pro were absent..
"The Division 2 Update Removes Visual Downgrade For PS5" That's a weird way of saying the update added missing visual effects for PS5 version.
Still makes me wonder the oversight of the downgrade on Ubisoft part, then again its Ubisoft.
It wasn't gamebreaking. they probably knew the issue was there but needed a little time to fix it but didn't want to delay the patch since it wasn't gamebreaking.
Likely was a byproduct of Sony’s less polished backwards compatibility, which results in many games having bugs/glitches and crashes that did not exist in original hardware. Some games even run worse than on PS4 Pro at the same settings and resolution.
Where are you getting "all these crashes, bugs/glitches" from? I've had no issues bugs or anything running any ps4 or psvr gsmes on ps5. And as far as less polished..... digital foundry did a comparison already.. if ps5 is less polished while the series x had thousands of man hours invested in bc and those are the results? I'm more.than happy with ps5 bc
@jukins Here are some links https://www.playstationtrop... https://www.backwards-compa... https://twitter.com/killsco... But leave it to N4G to get downvotes for stating facts just like back in the day when I stated objectively that The Evil Within 2 ran worse on Xbox One X than PS4 Pro(because it did, though there was a HUGE resolution divide, but regardless, framerate was worse and I even provided links to tests and still got thumbed down for stating a fact. You fanboys on N4G of either platform are cetifiable)
https://www.playstationtrop... https://www.backwards-compa... https://twitter.com/killsco...
@Watchingmeninthedark Do all dark watchmen take shitty selfies in the bathroom? And why do you post the same post twice? Likely a byproduct of you being depressed and frustrated because your favourite toy seems to lose to my favourite toy for the 5th time in a row...
Dude.... It was clearly an issue with the patch. Care to show facts on how the game didn't have this issue before they released the optimized patch? All the graphical features were there prior to this. Heres a video posted back in November running in BC mode without the graphical features missing. https://www.youtube.com/wat... Nobody is disagreeing that there are BC games that aren't supported or have issues. They are disagreeing with your logic behind your reasoning.
lol....why are you pretending those links prove anything? Uh...here... https://www.windowscentral.... https://answers.microsoft.c... So how easy it is to just google, find some links, and pretend you know what you are talking about?
Dude you are clearly just making things up. This was software issues and had nothing to do with the Xbox or the PS5. Xbox is focused on BC more than PS5, but not in the way you are speaking of. The have made it to where certain games from the 360 days or original Xbox days will run better on the new Xbox without a dev patch. But MS still has to do some work on a system level for those old games. This is a completely separate issue than what just happened with a patched ps4 game moving to PS5. I agree m$ is focusing on BC way more than Sony, I have both systems, but even than MS is still lacking a lot of games automatically upgrading or running better on the new console. I have tested, Alan wake, fight night 3, 4 , and champion, Metal gear, silent hill he collection, and countless others. They are very very few games that do anything at all. Such as Skate, ninja Gaiden and some of the gears games. The only real advantage Xbox has is that if you have a disc of a 360 game you can pop it in, it will download it and than you can play it. If Sony ever did that with ps3 games?? It would be over. I have ps now, and there streaming has gotten way better, but maybe at some point they will make it to where you can just download them. If not, all good Xbox can have the little win that they have, and have spent so much time and money on like you claim. All I have to do is plug in my original ps3 and I can play whatever Sony game I want all the way back to the ps1 and don’t have to download or do anything. Hahaha. And guess what?? Expect for the hand full of games that Xbox actually makes run better... I am missing out on very little. Dead space doesn’t even run better or look better on new Xbox. Shame
i have played 15 PS4 games on my ps5, some directly in the SSD, others on a 1.5 tb ext HDD, not a single Glitch, freeze, nothing. All Run better than on my previous PS4 pro.
They had to lower the resolution to match the PS4 Pro's in order to add it back.
No they didn’t it was already at the PS4 Pro resolution you drip lol
There we go.
Does this have to run on the ssd to see the benefits?
No it's still running in BC. Just optimized.
That was a quick patch... Possibly Spencers cheque bounced....
That's actually one of the most igmpressive aspects to ps5 bc. They didn't pour nearly the amount of resources into it nor marketed it nearly heavily as Xbox, yet they have essentially over-delivered on it. I'm fairly certain the Ubi team were aware of the issue, but simply decided to get upgrade out and patch visual issues afterward. It's just an upgrade patch anyway.
Lol wtf kind of spin is this. It wasn't marketed at all for Xbox. It simply looks and runs better so it's the front runner. In order to achieve the missing effects they had to drop the resolution back down.
What? I'm talking about BC. Backwards Compatibility. MS marketed and put far more resources into it. Not spin, a fact. Literally the game was running sub pro bc. Now it is running more or less ps4 pro bc, hence the resolution, which was lower before the patch XD. No need to get hostile. MS invested more into BC and has better BC for it
It still looks and plays better on SeriesX. But good that they fixed it as the missing features made it look quite bad. But a shame they didn’t bump the resolution to match SeriesX and do something with the shimmering.
We knew this was a mere bug, because the PS4 had all of this stuff in it already. I'm glad they rolled out a quick fix.
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