In a few hours, Sony will be offering the first major update to the PlayStation 5 system since launch, by adding a good number of features that users who have already been able to grab one of the new consoles of the Japanese brand will be able to take advantage.
The update will be available on April 14 in all regions and we wanted to compile a list with all the improvements and novelties.
Improvements included in the PS5 update
Possibility of transfer game data to a compatible USB stick. In addition to expanding the console’s memory, this will allow games to be stored on that external device, although they cannot be played from there since PS5 titles are designed to be played from the SSD. from the console. Remember that devices connected to USB must meet certain requirements to be compatible.
Share the game between PS5 and PS4. PS5 users will be able to allow their PS4 friends to view the game screen, try out PS5 games through shared play, and vice versa. In addition to “virtually passing the controller to them”, we can use a second virtual controller to play co-op.
Added improvements to the Game Base menu with quick access to the most important functions, like easily switching between groups and friends, as well as the ability to turn off in-game chat or adjust the volume.
New game library customization elements. Ability to search and hide games.
New settings for the trophies and stats screen. For example, we may choose to capture and save only images or videos of the times in which we get higher level trophies, such as Gold or Platinum.
USB storage requirements on PS5
SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps or later.
Minimum capacity of 250 GB and maximum capacity of 8 TB.
Cannot connect storage drives through USB hub.
You cannot connect two or more USB storage drives at the same time.
Despite all this, not all devices on the market are guaranteed to be compatible.