How to fix the infamous ‘Tren’ glitch
IGN: The last few months have been quite a roller coaster for the PlayStation Vita, with a number of PS4 versions getting announced that were never officially confirmed, or announced in detail until quite recently.
However, with the Vita’s long history of releasing PlayStation exclusives and the new PS4 Pro and DualShock 4, there’s no shortage of content and content-wise, it seems the Vita is going strong.
That is, until recently, when we learned of a bug that has seemingly gone unreported for almost two years.
What we know about the ‘Tran’ glitch:We know the PS Vita doesn’t support the DualShock controller in games like the popular Uncharted series, but this bug is apparently affecting some other games too.
We know that many PS4 titles are being updated to the new Pro and PS4 DualShock, but a couple of older games have yet to see a patch.
We’ve also learned of another bug that can affect the gamepad support in a number PS4 games, but we can’t confirm it either.
What’s the solution?
We’ve been told that if you want to fix this, you can either downgrade to the PS4 Slim or buy the Pro or DualShock from the PS Store.
Both are cheaper, but they don’t support a full game update, meaning you can’t just play any old PS4 game with the DualShocks or the PS Move controllers, and even the PS Plus subscription games like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Super Mario Odyssey have also had to be updated to support the PS3 Pro controllers.
So there you have it.
There’s a patch, but it doesn’t fix the bug or fix the PS1 version.
So what can you do?
Well, if you have the PSVita, you probably already have a working DualShock 3 controller, but you can still use the PlayStation Camera and Move controllers with it.
If you have a PlayStation Camera or Move controller, you should have it attached to the Dualshock 3 so you can use the camera and Move while you play the game, so long as you can get it to use the DualSwitches in conjunction with the controller.
If you’re a PS Plus subscriber and you’re playing games like Destiny 2, there are other options.
You can go ahead and upgrade to the Pro and Switch, which will allow you to play any PS4 title without having to worry about this glitch.
If your PS Vita is already on Pro, you’re able to get a free PS4 Gold Plus for upgrading to Pro and Plus.
If the PS Vita is still on Pro and you want some free games, you might want to get the Pro, Plus, or PlayStation Camera.
These are basically the same games and features, but the PS Camera will let you play them with the PSvita, so you won’t have to worry if you get stuck.
You should also check out our article on how to get around the PS2 glitch.
What games and accessories are affected?
While we’re sure some PS4 users have been affected, we can only speak to those who have upgraded to Pro, or PS Plus subscribers.
We can’t speak to what games have been patched or updated, though.
What about the PSX version of the game?
We don’t have any news on what will happen to the PlayStation X version of Uncharted 4, which was announced last year and was released in March.
If the PlayStation Vita version is still supported, you could get the PS X version for free.
If not, you’ll have to buy the PS S+ version for $50.
If all else fails, you have two options.
Either you can upgrade to a PSX Pro or PSS+ version, which is more affordable.
If that’s not a viable option, you may want to look at buying a PlayStation Vita Pro.
If PSV is still a PS4 exclusive, you are likely going to be able to play it on the PSS and PSV versions of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and for the PS Pro, PSS, and PS Vita versions of the PS5 games Uncharted 4 and 5.
If those games aren’t on PS3 or PS4, they’ll still work with the PlayStation Pro, so they should be able work with PS Vita Pro and PlayStation V.
If not, and if you are a PSPlus subscriber, you’d be able play all of the Uncharted games on PS4.