The PlayStation 5 now alerts you that you will play the PlayStation 4 variation of a video game.

The caution, apparently identified initially by Twitter user @Tidux, appears when you try to play a PS4 video game and a PS5 variation is likewise readily available. The message supplies the alternative to play the PS4 variation or switch to the PS5 variation.

This is a useful addition. In November, GamingOverpowered reported on how some PS5 users might have played the PS4 variation of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War by error.

The confusion for Treyarch’s shooter associated to its cross-gen package, which gets you the PS4 and PS5 variations of Black Ops Cold War. After you purchase the video game from the PlayStation Store, you have the ability to choose which parts of Black Ops Cold War to download. If you strike download all – and you’d be forgiven for doing simply that if you desired all the modes readily available – you download the ps4 and the ps5 variation of the video game.

The PS5 interface was criticised for disappointing which variation of a video game you were playing, nor flagging the alternative to change in between variations. Clearly, somebody at Sony got the memo.