And by USB External Storage support this now means that PlayStation 5 owners now have the option to back-up or move installed PS5 titles to an external drive connected via USB. With its ultra-fast internal drive though these games wont be playable but ready to transfer back over to the internal drive -- which would be faster than having to re-download the game in question.
A welcome update but one that further highlights the next-gen storage problem when it comes to the PlayStation 5. Unlike the Xbox Series X there's no current way to expand the internal storage or utilised the included M.2 slot to add an additional SSD. On this front, Sony adds "we’re currently working on this feature and will keep you posted with any updates on PlayStation Blog". On the Xbox Series X front, Microsoft's partnership with Seagate has seen in the inclusion of a proprietary but extremely convenient storage upgrade system.
External storage support comes as part of the first major system update for the PS5 console -- which also sees the inclusion of a cross-gen share screen option, so friends on either a PS4 or PS5 can watch your game. Which Discord fans on PC will know, is an awesome feature to have on hand. Other social features include a 'Request to Join Game Session' service plus some updates to the UI, the ability to adjust chat player chat volumes, and more.
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