PlayStation 5 Receiving Its First Major Update This Week

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In the months since the release of the PlayStation 5, fans have seemingly been having a ball with the console for a myriad of reasons. However, the launch has not been perfect, plagued with shortages, issues with consoles, missing features, and more. That said, the team at Sony are about to release the new-gen console’s first major update, which should hopefully help with some of these problems.

Taking to the PlayStation Blog, Senior Vice President of Platform Planning and Management Hideaki Nishino outlined what is planned for the first major update coming to PlayStation 5. For starters, PS5 games will now be able to be placed on USB storage devices, which will help free up some space on the console’s limited internal storage. Users will not be able to play the games from external devices due to the titles needing the high-speed SSD, but it is quicker to reinstall games from a USB device than it is to redownload them. More info on device requirements can be found here.

PlayStation 5 storage expansion and management

In addition to this, PlayStation 5 users will now be able to share their screens with friends on PlayStation 4 using the Share Play feature as well as allow them to try out the PS5 games. Screen Zoom is also back, which is a wonderful accessibility feature that was missing upon launch, and users can also customize their game library by having the ability to hide games and search for them. Here’s more on these features as well as others:

  • Disable Game Chat or Adjust Players’ Volume. You can now quickly disable in-game chat, which turns off your mic audio and the voice audio of other players. Additionally, you can easily adjust the individual voice chat volume of other players in the same chat so you don’t have to ask your friends to lower or increase their mic volume each time.
  • Game Update Pre-download. Once it’s enabled by developers, title updates for games will pre-download to your console if the “automatic updates” setting is enabled and your console is on or in rest mode. This will let you start playing the latest version of a game immediately after the update’s release.
  • Customize Game Library. With the ability to search your library or hide games from view, it’s now easier to find content and personalize your view of your game library.
  • Screen Zoom. You can now adjust the magnification of the screen to suit your preference from the Settings menu.
  • New Trophy Settings and Stats Screen. The level of trophies that results in automatic capture of a screenshot or video clip can now be customized — so you can now choose to only capture and save images/videos of moments when you earn higher-grade trophies, like Gold or Platinum. We’re also introducing a new player Trophy Stats screen, where you can check out the summary of your trophy level and status at a glance.

The PlayStation 5’s first major update is set to officially go live on Wednesday, April 14th. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Are you excited to see what the future holds for the PlayStation 5 and its features? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.

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