We already knew that Sony planned to offer support for PS5 owners to expand their internal storage in their console. Today, the gaming big introduced that the next major system update will roll out to everyone tomorrow.
The second main PS5 replace will enable customers the choice to put in their very own M.2 SSD drive to develop the inner storage of their console with suitable SSDs ranging from 250GB to 4TB. Sony beforehand detailed which M.2 SSDs are suitable with the console and that any compatible M.2 SSD you install will require a heatsink to dissipate any extra warmth generated by the brand new SSD.
Previously, PS5 house owners might use exterior laborious drives or SSDs, however the use was restricted in numerous methods. In an April system replace, Sony did enable PS5 house owners to maneuver PS5 video games saved on the inner SSD drive to suitable exterior USB drives, but you could not play the games stored there.
Along with SSD expansion, Sony additionally famous in a detailed PlayStation blog post that the September system replace may also embody person expertise enhancements. This consists of extra transparency on cross-gen video games; if a sport features a PS4 and PS5 model, each variations will now seem individually within the “Installed” tab of the Game Library in addition to the system’s Home display.
Other high quality of life enhancements coming to the PS5’s UX embody equalizer settings for Pulse 3D headset house owners, a brand new trophy tracker that permits you to maintain monitor of your trophy progress within the Control Center, in addition to the choice to decide on which Control Center features are seen on the backside of the display.
PlayStation Now subscribers may also profit from the brand new replace, permitting them to decide on between 720p or 1080p decision (relying on the person sport you’re streaming), in addition to a brand new join take a look at device that means that you can troubleshoot any issues along with your connection seamlessly.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can comply with her on Twitter @TayNixster.