This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Sony's new PS5 game console is in short supply, and some of you may have only purchased the game ahead of time. If you've ever thought about putting that disc on the PS4... you might want to be careful. PSU, a European gaming information site, has reported that users have tried putting a PS5 game disc into their PS4, but they can't get it out.
According to reports to PSU, the user had a copy of the game “Spider-Man: Miles Morales" for PS5, while the PS5 console is not yet available (released on the 19th). He inserted the disc into his PS4 and tried to see if the PS4 could read the PS5 disc or access the PS4 version of the game (hoping that the PS4 version would be included on the disc).
As a result, the user's PS4 not only failed to read the disc, but also refused to accept the eject operation after a long period of reading.
As for the situation, first, the PS4 kept trying to read the PS5 disc of "Miles Morales" but failed, then the user pressed the eject button, but nothing happened. At the time of writing, the cause is unknown, but it is possible that the PS4 got stuck in an endless loop of failed disc checks and could not move on to the eject process.
Fortunately, the PS4 series has a screw that allows you to remove the disc manually (the method varies depending on the model name), so this user managed to get the disc out safely. Since the game discs for PS5 are for PS5, it seems safe to avoid putting them on PS4.
Both Sony's Miles Morales and Horizon Forbidden West have announced that if you buy the PS4 version of the game, you can get the PS5 version at no additional cost, but at least we know that the PS5 disc does not contain data that will work on PS4.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.