The big PS5 update with long-awaited storage expansions arrives on September 15th

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One of the most important updates to the PlayStation 5 arrives tomorrow with user interface improvements, new social features, audio improvements, expansion of mobile functionality and the long-awaited ability to increase storage. via an external SSD.

Sony Senior Vice President Hideaki Nishino spoke about the update that will be released worldwide on September 15 in a PlayStation blog post today and thanked everyone who participated in the beta update for testing the features that will be available tomorrow.

Starting tomorrow, gamers will be able to download, copy and launch PS5 and PS4 games, as well as multimedia applications, directly from M.2 SSD expandable storage. But gamers are warned that the SSD should meet the minimum system requirements, and it is recommended to use efficient heat dissipation with cooling structure.

Sony has prepared a support page with all the indications and precautions allowing the players to carry out a secure installation of their storage devices. Instructions can also be followed in the video below:

Another important addition in the update is 3D audio support for the built-in TV speakers, which transforms the standard audio from two-channel TV speakers into three-dimensional sound. The feature must be enabled manually through the Sound menu in the system settings of the PS5 console, as it is disabled by default.

Tomorrow’s update will also include the following changes, according to Sony:

PS5 user experience improvements

  • Customization of the control center:
    • “Players can now customize their control center more freely by rearranging or choosing which controls to hide or show at the bottom of the screen. “
  • Improved game base:
    • “Players can now easily view and write messages to friends and groups directly from the game base in Control Center. “
  • Game Library and Home Screen Updates:
    • “If you installed both the PS4 and PS5 versions of the same game, they will now appear separately in the ‘Installed’ tab of the game library and on the home screen. Each game’s tile now clearly indicates its platform.
  • Screen reader controls:
    • “Players can now pause or resume the screen reader (press the PS + triangle buttons) and have it repeat whatever it reads (press the PS + R1 buttons). “

New customizations of the gaming and social experience

  • PlayStation Now resolution selector and connection test tool:
    • “PlayStation Now subscribers can choose between 720p or 1080p (depending on the individual game) to suit their preferred video resolution for game streaming. A streaming connection test also helps them identify and resolve any issues with their connection.
  • New type of distinction: “Leader”:
    • “After an online match, players can reward others with a fourth type of honor, ‘Leader’, which is visible on player profiles.”
  • Automatic capture of “personal best” videos:
    • “When players compete in challenges for a better time or higher score and set a new personal best, a video clip of the action will automatically be recorded. Players can also share snippets of their personal bests directly from the challenge card in Control Center or from their media gallery. Players have direct control over this feature through their capture and broadcast settings.
  • New trophy tracker:
    • “We have added a new Trophy Tracker which allows players to quickly access up to five trophies per game through the Control Center.”

PS Remote Play App and PS App Improvements

  • PS Remote Play app on mobile networks
    • “With the PS Remote Play app, gamers appreciated the ability to remotely stream and play PS4 and PS5 games, switch between games, and navigate their console menus on any compatible device connected to their broadband network. * ** Now players using the mobile app for iOS and Android have the option to use a mobile data connection when WiFi is not available.
    • “A high-speed internet connection of at least 5 Mbps is required for PS remote play. For the best experience, we recommend a broadband connection with upload and download speeds of at least 15 Mbps.
    • “To help manage the amount of data used over a mobile connection, gamers can select their preferred video quality for mobile data streaming.”
    • “Please note that the quality and connectivity of your remote reading experience may vary depending on your mobile operator’s network and network environment. “
  • View share screen broadcasts on the PS app
    • “Starting next Thursday, September 23, an update to the PS app will begin rolling out worldwide that will give users the ability to view their friends’ share screen broadcasts together. “
    • “To get started, join a group voice chat from your mobile device with a friend playing on a PS5 console. Next, have your friend on PS5 start their share screen broadcast. Please note that only PS5 players can stream via Share Screen.
    • “The Android version of the update is a progressive version and may take a week until the update is available on your mobile device.”

PS4 console improvements

  • “We’re also introducing new features for PS4, including the ability for players to view their PS5 trophies on their PS4 profile and trophy list. Players can also view other players’ PS5 trophies on PS4. On PS4 and PS5 consoles, Party owners now also have the ability to dissolve a Party without having to remove individual players.


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