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PS4 ad puts Destiny in your app list even if you don’t own it – Here’s how to switch that off

by Joey Davidson | October 7, 2015October 7, 2015 2:30 pm PDT

This is a fun little advertisement, I suppose.

Earlier this week, plenty of PlayStation 4 users noticed that Sony was trying out a new method of content promotion with the update to console firmware 3.0. For folks who didn’t own Destiny, Sony placed a link to the game in the PlayStation Store directly in the line of apps and titles already on the console.

At first glance, it looks like you already own Destiny. Here’s a pic NeoGAF user MMaRsu snapped of his console sporting the ad.

Destiny GAF

This can be turned off easily, folks. Don’t fret. Here’s the deal.

From the PS4’s dashboard, scroll over to settings. Hop into “System” and then “Automatic Downloads.” From there, you’ll want to uncheck the “Featured Content” option. That’ll stop these links from showing up in your “library” of titles.

Pretty weird, right? I got the ad this week as well, thought it was odd and moved on. Plenty of gamers are upset about this one, though.

What do you think?


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...