The Sony PlayStation 5 has a regular M.2 slot for extra storage, however that was disabled at launch. The second main software program replace for the console lastly permits this selection and brings different main enhancements to the console itself in addition to associated apps.
Let’s begin with the key new characteristic, the storage improve. Again in April Sony enabled USB storage, however exterior drives are too sluggish to play PS5 video games (PS4 video games do work, although). Now in the event you want extra room you may add an M.2 drive, so long as it meets sure necessities.
First, solely NVMe drives are supported, so cheaper, slower SATA drives are a no-go. In truth, some video games might not be playable even with a quick 5,500 MB/s drive (although that sounds extra like Sony protecting for potential future points). Lastly, M.2 drives as much as 110 mm in size are supported (i.e. M Key Sort 22110), but when they’ve a warmth sink, it’s essential to ensure it would match contained in the console. Try this page for an in depth description of the necessities. And right here’s set up the drive:
As soon as all that’s carried out, it is possible for you to to maneuver video games between the PS5’s authentic storage, the M.2 drive and any connected USB drives. This may let you maintain extra video games in a playable state as an alternative of shuffling them to and from USB storage.
One other large change is that 3D audio can now be performed by way of stereo audio system on a TV. To try this, the console might want to measure the acoustic qualities of the room, which is finished utilizing the microphone on the PS5 DualSense controller. In the event you have been utilizing a Pulse 3D Wi-fi Headset to get pleasure from 3D Audio, you now have equalizer settings in Sound Controls.
This replace additionally improves distant play. PlayStation Now subscribers now have the choice to decide on between 720p and 1080p streaming. There may be additionally a check instrument that can assist you detect any points along with your community connection.
PS Distant Play now works over a cellular knowledge connection, however it’s essential to be cautious of your knowledge cap. That is the place the streaming high quality setting is available in with a number of choices: Low (makes use of up 1.6 GB an hour), Normal (2.5 GB/hr), Excessive (5.2 GB/hr) and Finest (6.eight GB/hr). This final possibility is obtainable solely when you’ve got a PS5 or PS4 Professional (sure, this characteristic is obtainable for the PS4 as effectively).
Additionally for the cellphone, you may nonetheless watch your buddy’s broadcast over Display Share by becoming a member of the voice chat within the PlayStation app. There are much more enhancements on this replace, watch the video under for a fast introduction:
The worldwide rollout for this replace begins tomorrow, although observe that the Display Share characteristic within the PlayStation app will arrive subsequent week (September 23). Try Sony’s weblog publish (observe the supply hyperlink) for extra particulars on the brand new options.