First Major PS5 Update Brings USB Storage, Shared Gameplay, and More

Sony has just announced the first major system software update for the PlayStation 5 console, which lets you store PS5 games on USB extended storage, share gameplay across PS5 and PS4 consoles, and more.

Eng Move to USB Extended Storage

Store PS5 Games on Compatible External USB Drives

With this feature, you can now transfer your PS5 games to USB extended storage from your console’s internal storage. You can easily copy your PS5 games back to the console’s internal storage when you’re ready to play. It is faster to reinstall PS5 games from USB storage than to re-download or copy them from a disc.

PS5 titles, however, can’t be played directly from USB storage.

Cross-generation Share Play

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.

New Features for PlayStation App

In the coming weeks, users will get the ability to join a multiplayer session on PS5 from the app, manage their PS5 console storage, compare trophy collections with friends, and sort and filter products shown in the PlayStation Store. 

The feature-packed PS5 software update will begin rolling out globally tomorrow.