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PS5's first major update brings new USB storage options, more

13 Apr 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony has confirmed that the first major system update for PS5 will be rolling out tomorrow with a feature to let you store PS5 games on USB drives, PS4/PS5 Share Play, and more.

PS5 system update

A highlighted new feature is the ability to store PS5 games on an external USB drive. This gives you better options to manage the limited storage in PS5 but you will still have to move PS5 games to the internal SSD to play them. - "It’s a great way to extend the storage capabilities of your PS5 console, and you can seamlessly copy your PS5 games back to the console’s internal storage when you’re ready to play. It is faster to reinstall PS5 games from USB extended storage than to re-download or copy them from a disc," the company said. "As previously 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."

PS5 USB storage

You will be able to move PS5 games to external USB storage

Other new features include cross-generation Share Play between PS4 and PS5, pre-download of game updates, and new features in the PlayStation App for mobile devices. - "We’re only scratching the surface of the many updates and improvements we’ve made across PS5, PS4, and PS App." Neither Sony nor Samsung have said if the PS5 system update will fix the HDMI 2.1 bug that is preventing 4K120+HDR on Samsung TVs. Affected users were previously told to expect a fix in March. Sony said that the system update will start rolling out tomorrow. We will update this article with more information, if we spot anything else.

PS5 April 2021 system update

Store PS5 Games on Compatible External USB Drives - With this feature, you can now transfer your PS5 games to USB extended storage from your console’s internal storage. It’s a great way to extend the storage capabilities of your PS5 console, and you can seamlessly copy your PS5 games back to the console’s internal storage when you’re ready to play. It is faster to reinstall PS5 games from USB extended storage than to re-download or copy them from a disc. - Because PS5 games are designed to take advantage of the console’s ultra high-speed SSD, PS5 titles can’t be played from USB extended storage. PS5 titles also cannot be directly downloaded to USB extended storage. However, games that you transfer or copy back to internal storage will automatically update when applicable. In addition, you can select which game modes you want to install (such as campaign or multiplayer) for select titles that support the option. - For tips on using USB extended storage on PS5, including storage device requirements, please visit: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/hardware/ps5-extended-storage/ Cross-generation Share Play - PS4 and PS5 players can now Share Play together while chatting in parties. This means PS5 console users can let their friends on PS4 consoles view their game screen, or even try out the PS5 games through Share Play, and vice versa. Options include the ability to share your screen with a friend, pass your controller virtually to a friend, or pass a second controller virtually to play co-op games together. Request to Join Game Session A selection of your friends’ joinable game sessions will now appear on both PS5 and PS4 consoles, allowing for more gameplay opportunities together. The “Request to Join” option also serves as a shortcut to sending a game invite, reducing the time it takes for you to get into games with friends. Through the Privacy Settings menu, you can modify who can interact with you through parties, games and messages. Improved Game Base - The Game Base menu has been improved for quicker access to important content and features. You can now easily switch between Parties and Friends to start chatting with your existing parties or see what each of your online friends is up to. In addition, you can turn notifications on or off for each of the parties you’re in. Disable Game Chat or Adjust Players’ Volume - You can now quickly disable in-game chat, which turns off your mic audio and the voice audio of other players. Additionally, you can easily adjust the individual voice chat volume of other players in the same chat so you don’t have to ask your friends to lower or increase their mic volume each time. Game Update Pre-download - Once it’s enabled by developers, title updates for games will pre-download to your console if the “automatic updates” setting is enabled and your console is on or in rest mode. This will let you start playing the latest version of a game immediately after the update’s release. Customize Game Library - With the ability to search your library or hide games from view, it’s now easier to find content and personalize your view of your game library. Screen Zoom - You can now adjust the magnification of the screen to suit your preference from the Settings menu. New Trophy Settings and Stats Screen - The level of trophies that results in automatic capture of a screenshot or video clip can now be customized — so you can now choose to only capture and save images/videos of moments when you earn higher-grade trophies, like Gold or Platinum. We’re also introducing a new player Trophy Stats screen, where you can check out the summary of your trophy level and status at a glance. New Features for PlayStation App We’re also introducing a myriad of new features for PlayStation App to make it easier than ever to connect with your console experience remotely. Recently, we introduced the ability to save products in a wishlist, get notifications when your friends are online, and change your console online status. In the coming weeks, we’ll be rolling out even more, including the ability to join a multiplayer session on PS5 from the app, manage your PS5 console storage, compare trophy collections with friends, and sort and filter products shown in the PlayStation Store. You can download PlayStation App for free from Google Play and the App Store.
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- Source: Sony



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