Sony has prepared the first major update for the PlayStation 5, which will begin arriving on user consoles from April 14th. One of the main innovations is the ability to store games on USB drives. This feature will come in handy for those who do not have enough space on the built-in SSD. You won’t be able to play directly from a stick like you could on a PlayStation 4 (Sony says USB sticks are just not that fast), but copying a game from a stick should take less time than re-downloading and installing it from the network.
However, Sony has not yet specified when it will be possible to retrofit M.2 SSDs to expand the console’s internal storage. However, this feature was announced a long time ago.
The upcoming update will also make it easier for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners to interact with each other, thanks to the Share Play feature. PS4 players will be able to view PS5 screen content and even try out some titles. Also, there will be co-op sessions on PS4 and PS5.
Another innovation concerns the proprietary PlayStation App (Android/iOS). It will allow you to connect to multiplayer sessions on the PlayStation 5, show off your trophy collection to your friends and customize filters in the PlayStation Store.