Sony Announced that the second major system update for PS5 is available as of Wednesday, September 15.
Hideaki Nishino, the senior vice president for platform experience, pointed out the significant quality of life improvements and upgrades that PS5 users will get to enjoy in this PlayStation Blog post.
The change that most users will look forward to is the option of adding an M.2 SSD storage to the PS5. The post includes a YouTube video demonstrating how to remove PS5’s faceplate and install an M.2 SSD. Sony provides a list of recommended drives for their system since they must meet the minimum performance and size requirements to work properly. An M.2 SSD with a heatsink is also preferable.
3D audio support was previously only available when using headphones. The latest PS5 update also allows it through built-in TV speakers, and you can use the DualSense controller’s microphone to calibrate the 3D audio optimally for your room.
PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset users can now access equalizer settings within Sound Control, allowing fine-tuning of these headphones to your liking.
Users can now also personalize their UI, as Sony added plenty of customization options to the Control Center. Now you can move various options around at your convenience. Achievement hunters will be happy to know that a new trophy tracker was added, making it easier to view and track your progress. Furthermore, PS4 players will be able to see their friends’ PS5 trophies.
Sony upgraded the PS Remote Play app to support mobile data connection in case Wi-Fi is unavailable. On September 23, you will also be able to check out Share Screen broadcasts on the PS App.
PS5 quality of life upgrades are excellent, and our team is especially fond of better storage options for gamers. Now, if only we could nab a PS5 for close to MSRP these days…