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Sifu Not Downloading On PS4 & PS5 Reason (Fix)

Can't download Sifu on your PlayStation (PS4 & PS5)? Here's why.

You’re in for some terrible news if you bought the Sifu Deluxe Edition and turned on your PlayStation. Sadly, PlayStation players who pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition are not able to use the advertised early access functionality. Why is Sifu download not working on PS4 and PS5? Let’s see what the developers had to say about it.

How to Fix Sifu Not Downloading On PS4 & PS5?

If you are still not able to download the game after the dev fix, here’s how to fix Sifu not downloading error on PS4 & PS5:

  1. Restart your PS4 or PS5 console
  2. Try launching Sifu from the library
  3. Go to console “Settings”
  4. Click on “Users and Accounts”
  5. Click on “Other”
  6. Now select “Restore Licences”
  7. Add any PS+ game to your library
  8. Now go back to the library queue
  9. Click on “Sifu” to download it
  10. Now the game will download without any issue

Why Can’t PlayStation Players Download Sifu on PS4 & PS5? (Fix)

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Edit 1: The devs have confirmed that this issue is now resolved, and all Deluxe Edition players will receive an exclusive in-game gift as compensation. 

PlayStation players, who pre-ordered Shifu Deluxe Edition are not able to download the game from the store. The issue is related to a glitch in the preload panel, which set the date to April 2, 2022. So when the devs gave the date as of 02/04/2022, this has registered as 4th Feb for some, and as 2nd April for others. So according to the market and store selected in your console, you may or may not face this issue.

USA follows an MDY date format, but most of Europe, Africa, South East, Asia, & other parts of the world, follow primarily a DMY date format. This includes countries like the UK, France, Germany, Russia, Brazil, Turkey, etc. So the Sony system is not allowing most of the players from Europe, Central Asia, Oceania, South America, and other parts of the American continent like Mexico and other countries to download the game. This was many even confirmed by many users like @NightmareModeGo through Twitter and Sifu subreddit:

The devs are aware of this issue and are currently working with Sony to solve this issue. Here are some statements taken from the official tweets from the devs:

We are aware that there are issues preventing the download of Sifu through the early access on the PlayStation store, and are very sorry for the inconvenience. We’re looking into it with PlayStation to fix it asap, and will update you on the situation very soon!

Update: Sony teams are actively investigating this issue with us, we hope to have it resolved shortly. Thank you all for your patience, we’ll make it up to you!

So hopefully this gets resolved soon. Keep an eye on the official Twitter for the latest updates. To check out our coverage on some interesting Sifu topics, stay with GamerTweak.