PlayStation 5 April update brings new storage options and social features

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The first major PlayStation5 support update allows you to store PS5 games on USB expanded capacity, share interactivity across PS5 and PS4 consoles, and the sky is the limit from there.

The primary significant framework update for the PS5 support is sending out internationally, and it’s loaded with new highlights and enhancements. The developers active about upgrading your experience on PlayStation every which way, so here’s a brief look at what’s coming for PS5, PS4, and PlayStation App.

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  • It will be possible to transfer games to an external USB drive in order to save modestly by current standards the volume of the console’s SSD. It will be impossible to play, however, from an external drive, but it is easy to store game clients;
  • PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners will be able to play together through the Share Play feature;
  • The “Request to Join” function will allow you to quickly connect to gaming sessions;
  • The Game Base function menu will become significantly faster for faster access to important functions; 
  • In-game chat can be turned off, and it will also be possible to adjust the volume of chatter of other players;
  • The function of preloading updates will appear;
  • The library of games will become more convenient to use, a search will appear
  • In the system settings, it will be possible to scale the screen
  • It will be possible to record video or take screenshots only for trophies of a certain rarity (Platinum or Gold)

USB extended storage requirements on PS5 consoles

  • SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps or later. 250 GB minimum, 8 TB maximum capacity.
  • Not all devices are guaranteed to work with the PS5 console.
  • You can’t connect the drive through a USB hub.
  • Two or more USB extended storage drives can’t be connected at the same time. You can connect multiple USB drives to your console, but you can use only one at a time.
SuperSpeed USB connections supported on PS5 consoles

The following SuperSpeed USB connections are supported on PS5 consoles:

  • SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.0/USB 3.1 Gen1/USB 3.2 Gen1)
  • SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen2/USB 3.2 Gen2/USB 3.2 Gen1x2)
  • SuperSpeed USB 20 Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen2x2).

Earlier, the developers announced, the PS5 console will support storage expansion via M.2 drives in the future. We’re currently working on this feature and will keep you posted with any updates on PlayStation Blog.


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