After a few months already operational, PS5 will receive its first major update regarding new content tomorrow, April 14. This system software update is loaded with options that improve or correct some of the most discussed aspects of these first steps of the console.
Before going to see everything in depth, PlayStation has made it clear what the focus of this update is. The PS5 team has paid special attention to allow more game storage options for users and in add some extra social features.
What could be considered as the great addition that PS5 incorporates is the ability to store PS5 games on compatible external USB drives. This frees up space on the console so that you can continue to use its capacity.
The measure was not present previously, but will now be available to all players. However, it should be noted that PS5 games stored on these drives will not be playable or download directly to USB storage, since they use SSDs to improve their quality. Luckily, they will be updated if necessary.
New social features are also added for PS5 and PS4. The Share Play between generations. PS4 and PS5 players will be able to share games while chatting. Basically, this measure comes to allow PS5 users to have their PS4 friends see their game screen, or even test PS5 games and vice versa. Options include the ability to share your screen with a friend, virtually hand over the controller, or play cooperative titles together.
Apart from the aforementioned. These are other new features that this update incorporates:
- The Game Base menu has been improved for faster access.
- In-game chat can be quickly disabled.
- Game updates will be pre-downloaded to your console if the “automatic updates” setting is enabled.
- Game library customization.
- Screen zoom adjustment
- New configuration screen and trophy statistics.
Finally, it is reported that in the coming weeks more features will be added to the PlayStation App, like the ability to join a multiplayer session on PS5, manage console storage, compare trophies with friends, and rank and filter products on the PlayStation Store.
Fountain: PlayStation Blog