In a First major update, PS5 console users store PS5 games on USB extended storage, share gameplay across PS5 and PS4 consoles, and more.
PlayStation 5, in it’s first major updated due to release on Wednesday, 14th April, has made many additions and improvements. These new updates will allow users to keep games on USB storage, New Social Features, and changes to the PlayStation app.
Sony announced details of these update on the PlayStation Blog, saying that while USB drives would allow users to store games, but won’t be allowed to download them there directly nor play games off them (though with the console designed around an SSD drive that’s hardly a surprise).
Cross-generational Share Play is another cool addition, described as:
PS4 and PS5 players can now Share Play together while chatting in parties. This means PS5 console users can let their friends on PS4 consoles view their game screen, or even try out the PS5 games through Share Play, and vice versa. Options include the ability to share your screen with a friend, pass your controller virtually to a friend, or pass a second controller virtually to play co-op games together.
Sony has made some tweaks to the core experience, like the ability to mute people in voice (and even adjust individual participants’ volumes in a group chat), organize the library better and, very nicely, allow game updates to pre-download automatically in the background (provided developers enable the feature).
Many more changes are coming to the PlayStation app as well. These new features will let users manage their PS5 console storage, compare trophy collections with friends, and sort and filter products shown in the PlayStation Store. Users can able to join multiplayer sessions directly from the app.