Sony will release the PlayStation 5’s first major system software update tomorrow. With this, it will be possible to store PlayStation 5 games on external USB drives. In addition, PS4 owners will be able to share their game screens with PS5 owners and PS5 owners with PS4 owners.
Sony will release its first major update for the next generation game console PlayStation 5 on April 14. Sony has posted an article on the PlayStation Blog. According to this article, the new update will include some innovations and improvements regarding game storage and PlayStation 5’s social features.
Sony says this update will be the first major system software update for PlayStation 5. In addition, Sony states that the update will be released to PS5 owners around the world at the same time. With the update, the PS4 and PlayStation application will be renewed as well as the PS5.
It will be possible to store PlayStation 5 games on external USB storage
This feature will be available to players with the first major update of PlayStation 5. It will also be in storage expansion and management. After the update, it will be possible to store PlayStation 5 games on compatible external USB drives. So what exactly will this feature bring to players?
Of course, you will not be able to play games that you downloaded to the USB drive directly from this drive. However, according to Sony’s statements, copying a game from an external USB drive to the console’s internal SSD is faster than downloading it directly to the SSD. So copying a game you want to play later to an external USB drive now and restoring it to the PS5‘s internal SSD when you want to play it will save you time.
New control and customization options are coming
PlayStation 5’s new system software update will also bring the following.
- Disabling in-game chat
- Adjusting the players’ volume
- Pre-download the game update
- Customizing the game library
- Screen zoom and new trophy and statistics screen
Along with these features, it brings a few more user experience-oriented changes. You can reach all the details about the new update of PS5 by clicking here.