Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:45pm 15/09/21 | 0 Comments
Sony is rolling out the second major system software update for the PlayStation 5 today and it's perhaps the most important to date -- namely because it sees the arrival of M.2 SSD Storage expansion support. And with that players will be able to expand the space they have to fire up PS5 games using the system's blazingly fast SSD speeds.
As per our previous report, due to the system specs of the PS5 being on the high end when it comes to storage, only certain drives will be supported. With the Seagate FireCuda 530 (link here) being one -- and one we will be testing in full in the coming days so stay tuned on that front. Plus, it solves the issue of what drive to get right out of the gate.
Here's a breakdown of the updates coming, including expanded 3D audio support and new social features.
PlayStation 5 September System Software Update Features
PlayStation 5 UX enhancements - new UX enhancements make it easier than ever for players to view, personalise and manage their game content and console experience
New gaming and social experience customisations - players can enjoy new tools, trackers, personal best capture and accolades to enhance their gaming experience
3D audio support for built-in speakers - the update adds support for players to experience 3D audio through their built-in TV speakers, once enabled the feature transforms standard two-channel TV speaker audio into three-dimensional sound
M.2 SSD storage expansion - players can expand their storage capacity with an M.2 SSD, once installed it can be used to download, copy and launch PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 games, as well as media apps
PS Remote Play App and PS App Enhancements
PlayStation Remote Play App over mobile networks - players using the mobile app for iOS and Android now have the option of using a mobile data connection when WiFi is not available
View Share Screen broadcasts on PlayStation app - starting next Thursday, 23 September a PlayStation update will give users the ability to view their friends’ Share Screen broadcasts together
PlayStation 4 Console Enhancements:
View PlayStation 5 trophies on PlayStation 4 - players can now view their PlayStation 5 trophies on their PlayStation 4 console as well as viewing other players’ PlayStation 5 trophies on PlayStation 4