On September 15, the PlayStation 5 will receive a significant global update. Storage expansion, improved game streaming with PlayStation Now, and UX improvements are all part of this major update. In addition to the major PS5 update, there will be updates for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation App, and PS Remote Play App.
Owners of both the mainstream PlayStation 5 and the digital-only PlayStation 5 will be able to install an M.2 SSD to expand their storage with this new update. Both PS4 and PS5 games can be played directly from the M.2 SSD storage.
The PS5’s 3D audio is also getting a major upgrade. Players will be able to hear 3D audio through built-in TV speakers after installing the update. Since the beginning, the effect has been limited to headphones. Players who own a Sony Pulse headset will be able to customize the sound with new equalization options.
PS5 owners will have more control over their user experience with this new update. Players can rearrange the control options in their control center or remove them entirely from the menu. Messages to friends and other players will be sent directly from the Control Center’s Game Base. Players will be able to see which friends are online or busy right on the menu thanks to new features in the Game Base.
PlayStation Now subscribers will have the option to choose what resolution to stream their games. If the game allows it, players can now choose between 720p and 1080p resolutions for their game streams. PlayStation Now will also now have a test connection option to allow players to directly troubleshoot any streaming issues.
The PS Remote Play App will get a much-needed feature in addition to the PS5 update. When Wi-Fi is unavailable, players using Remote Play will now be able to stream their games using mobile data. PS Remote Play requires a broadband internet connection with at least 5Mbps upload and download speeds, and it is recommended that the internet connection has at least 15 Mbps upload and download speeds. Users can change the game’s streaming quality to help manage the amount of data used.