The next major PS5 system software update is launching today and it brings with it the long-awaited internal SSD support and plenty more.
As explained on the PlayStation Blog, this update is the one that many PS5 players with minimal storage have been waiting for. Once this update is live, you’ll be able to install a compatible M.2 SSD into your PS5, allowing you to store and play games straight from the expanded storage. You can find more details on SSD compatibility for PS5 HERE.
The SSD support might be the major talking point, but this update does offer more than just that. You’ll also be able to customise the icons on your Control Centre (when you tap the PS Button on your controller). You’ll have the freedom to move around and even remove icons that you don’t use.
The Game Base is also getting a facelift, as you’re now able to view and send messages straight from the Control Centre, as well as disband parties if you’re the owner. PS5 and PS4 versions of the same game will now show up as two separate, distinct tiles on your home screen, making it easier to distinguish which version you’re playing.
Trophy hunters will be keen on the new Trophy Tracker feature that allows you to pin up to five trophies to the Control Centre for easy access. Lastly, this update will introduce 3D audio to built-in speakers on your TV. This will digitally alter the audio from a standard two-channel set-up to a three-dimensional audio experience. To get the most out of this feature, you’ll be able to use the mic on the DualSense controller to measure the acoustics of your room to best optimise the audio.
Elsewhere, the PlayStation phone app is also seeing some new additions, including the ability to remote play games on PS4 and PS5 games over a mobile network. PS4 players will also be getting a minor update that allows you to view PS5 trophies on your account via your PS4.
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