There’s a brand new PS5 system software program replace, however don’t get too excited for a variety of latest options or high quality of life fixes. The newest PS5 replace is just one providing improved system efficiency.
Designated PS5 Update 21.01-03.10.00.03-00.00.00.0.0 (as a result of the times of PS4 replace x.xx didn’t have sufficient zeroes and decimals, apparently), the patch notes for this newest PS5 system software program replace simply say “This system software update improves system performance.”
Earlier this month, Sony launched a major PS5 system software update that allowed gamers to make use of external hard drives as cold storage for their PS5 games. It additionally had numerous different smaller options, comparable to better vibration when playing PS4 games through backwards compatibility and resolving the loud disc-spinning issues that some gamers had been experiencing.
This isn’t the primary stability/efficiency replace that’s been released for the PS5, and definitely not the primary within the PlayStation household of consoles, which has been an ongoing meme because the days of the PS3. While it could not have something on the floor to get enthusiastic about, that is Sony working behind the scenes to makes positive that gamers’ experiences with the console are easy and comparatively bug free. These updates typically additionally pave the best way for the larger updates with thrilling new options.
The massive replace that almost all gamers are ready for is the enabling of the PS5’s SSD growth slot to provide gamers extra space for storing for PS5 video games. While now you can offload some video games to exterior drives, the video games can’t be performed on these onerous drives on account of slower speeds and connection protocols with the USB connection. The PS5 at the moment homes lower than 700GB of usable storage (667GB, to be actual). With video games like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War consuming up almost 200GB alone, and extra video games releasing continually (the upcoming Returnal is over 50GB), PS5 SSD storage is a treasured commodity. Previously rumored and now confirmed by Sony, that SSD growth bay replace needs to be arriving someday later this summer time.