On September 15, Sony released a PS5 update, with which you can expand your console’s memory via an SSD. However, that’s not the only change the patch has to offer.
PS5 Memory Upgrade: Long-awaited updates start today
It took nearly 10 months: today, Sony finally fulfills one of PS5 fans’ greatest wishes and is letting it happen Expand next-generation console memory by installing an M.2 SSD. The job was previously only available to beta members, and it’s out loud PlayStation Blog However, on Wednesday, September 15th, it was finally released to everyone via a firmware update.
Background: The PlayStation 5 offers only about 670GB of memory for games. Until now, PS5 users can also connect an external storage medium to their PS5 via USB in order to increase capacity – but due to the significantly lower speed, it can be used on it. Do not install and play PS5 games. Only playing PS4 titles and archiving PS5 games – for example, so that they don’t have to be reloaded from the network when reinstalling – was possible with it.
On the other hand, an M.2 SSD can be used almost without any restrictions. This has almost no effect on load times – an extra SSD usually performs the same, sometimes just slightly better than a PS5 drive.
We have already tested everything in the beta firmware. In our focus on “PS5 Memory Expansion” we show you what you should consider when choosing an SSD and how the installation works. You can also see what to expect in the video here:
Who improves the update
While the memory expansion version is clearly the highlight of the PS5 update, this isn’t the only change that will be introduced with the new firmware. For example, the update will slightly revise the user interface. Players can now customize the Control Center and freely decide which controls to display at the bottom of the screen. In addition, messages can be viewed and responded to directly in Game Base.
Anyone with the PS4 and PS5 versions of a game installed will do Both variables are separately from each other in his game library. In addition, the new trophy tracker ensures that you can monitor the progress of up to 5 trophies via the control center after the update.
Also new: 3D audio support via built-in TV speakers. You have to activate the option separately in the audio menu and then measure the room acoustics using the built-in microphone of the DualSense controller.
You can find all other changes in the overview On the official PlayStation Blog.