Sony is almost giving PlayStation 5’s The first major system update since launch, and if you leave space on that built-in SSD, that’s great news. An upgrade Assignment April 14 has added a few welcome features, most notably the ability to store PS5 games on a USB drive. You can’t play them from these drives like the PS4 title, alas (Sony says USB drives alone aren’t fast enough) but downloading them or reinstalling these games on your game disk should be faster than those.
There’s still no word on when the PS5’s promised M2 SSD storage expansion will be available.
The update makes it easier to play with your PS4-owned friends by enabling cross-generation share play. A PS4 player can view your PS5 screen or try titles. On top of that, some connected games sessions will appear on both PS4 and PS5.
Other upgrades? Game Base now provides a quick way to switch between friends and teams, and you can turn off notifications for each side you’re on. You can quickly disable game chat or reduce the volume for individual players. Game updates can be pre-downloaded to save you from waiting when they are available. You can hide games in your library and search for specific titles. You can adjust the screen zoom, and trophy updates give you both a better view of your stats, as well as the option to limit your automatic trophy captures to hard-earned rewards.
The PlayStation AppMeanwhile, within weeks of receiving an update that lets you join multiplayer PS5 sessions, compare trophies, and filter PlayStation Store titles.
This update will not resolve the complaints of every user, especially those who have already found themselves to delete games from SSD. You still have to do it for a while. Sony is still dealing with some of the pain issues, though the USB drive option at least gives you a way to archive after the games are over.