Includes new UX features and customization options, 3D Audio for built-in TV speakers, and M.2 SSD storage expansion
Excellent! Gonna wait until Black Friday to snag a 1TB drive, but this is looking very promising 👀
Yeah I still use an external for all my PS4 stuff, so I'll wait until I can get an M.2 at a really good price before adding more.
I had the 980pro in my Amazon cart and almost bought it when it was $180. something told me to hold off as I had a feeling we would see other brands come out with more competitive pricing. All I know is I added the 1tb expansion to my Series S and it made a huge difference. Cant wait to do the same to the PS5.
Darth. So you were happy to pay the price for a Proprietary 1tb Expansion for your Series S, I guess , knowing there's no competition when it comes to pricing....... OK. Got it.
^^I got the expansion for $160, which is less than the MSRP. Paying 180 for the 980 was not really an issue. I wanted to wait and see what others were coming since the beta was released. it seems there are a few more on the list now so options are good. I see people talking about the WD and Sabrent. Ive had good luck with Samsung but if I can get equal to or greater than for less $... then why not.
Darth Whoosh. The emperor aint taking your call.
I have a feeling that come this BF it will be easier to find a PS5 than a compatible 1TB M.2.
It shouldn't be an issue for me. I managed to snag 2 PS5s as soon as preorders went up (one from Amazon and the other from a local shop) without any problems 👍
Doge, With all due respect, you seem to be the exception to the rule.
Not sure about that, not many PCs in the wild yet that have the compatibility or the need for a 7000MB/s NVMe drive. So you should really mostly be competing with other PS5 owners, of which there are few. Got a me a Firecuda 530 1TB for the PS5 though, it's just been waiting for this update :D
Lol this makes me wonder if I should go ahead and snag that $150 XPG drive on Amazon
@Doge The problem referenced was that it would be difficult finding 1TB m.2 Not ps5
Same except I'm looking for a 2TB version. I was going to buy a 1TB since they're $170 and some have sales once in a while for $150, but if I can get a 2TB for $300 or less, I'd rather do that and be set for the entire generation.
Likewise, the M2 SSD are too expensive now. Just set up my ps4 external on my ps5, it will have to do.
monumental update for tomorrow I would say.
Absolutely. Don't know how anyone can say the internal drive is good enough or shifting to the external drive takes forever. I have a 6TB external drive full with my PS4 library mostly. But I also bought a 4TB Sabrent Gen4 drive a while back I'm going to implant into the PS5. Good times.
Yessir! 3D audio!!!
Not that I would use it but I'd be interested to see how effective the 3d audio on tv speakers is.
I'm in the beta, and it's not bad
How's the directional separation of sound? Is it convincing?
It's a boost and decent, but it probably depends on the TV your using. I'm using a CX OLED. It also works with a sound bar if you have one.
One feature that may get overlooked, but sounds awesome... screen sharing from the PS Mobile App. I've found myself many times needing to help family out online in certain games. Before, I'd have to drop out of the session to help them. Now I'll be able to do it without dropping. I'm really happy about that.
While that's a good way and use of it. You could just pin them to side or PnP like I do for friends if I'm playing something. But that's still a great addition
Juicy update! And finally Remote Play on mobile data!
That's great but they still need to get the Dualsense working on Android, until then I have to use PSPlay (which is better in a few ways anyway).
It's about time lol.
From what I've read, Sony Betas usually take around 6 weeks before they come out of Beta. This one started on July 29th.
Oh, thank the heavens. Now I can buy Deathloop, Hot Wheels, re-install Ghost of Tsushima, buy Death Stranding Directors Cut....
Hopefully those drives go on sale Cyber Monday
Glad to see the UX getting some updates.
I just need folders again hopefully that’s coming sooner than later.
^^agreed. I miss folders.
Ordered up a 1TB WD 850, with free Akasa heatsink. Cerny knows best. £145 at Scan UK. Amazon Germany also doing a Samsung 980 Pro without heatsink for 150 euros and shipping across Europe. Either would be the top picks IMHO. I like to have the games I might want to play any given moment on one neat system and this will give me space to load up another half a dozen PS4/Plus titles. With plenty left for newer games coming in the next 6 months. GT7 and Stray my personally most anticipated titles. GT7 will probably be massive.
I got the Samsung 1TB for about 150 off amazon UK plus another tenner for a heat sink.
I am tempted to get the same combo.
I'm on the beta test and the one I have is the WD Black SN850 with heatsink and works amazingly well. I don't notice any difference from the internal to the M.2. really good update indeed. oh, if one of you guys have the same problem as me with the 3D headset low sound, this update fix everything. now you can use equalizer to rise the volume, bass and treble.
Fantastic news and a fantastic update!
Is 1440 enabled with this update?
I dont believe so. I like to think they will get to it eventually.
Darth, yeah, i remnber Sony saying it would come down the road. So eventually. Destiny1080, incorrect. As there are many fans asking for it on Twitter and such.
modern 1440p monitors support 4k downscaling, there is zero reason for sony to support obsolete 1440p monitors
You would think though that only outputting 1440p with enable a higher frame rate or higher effects details as it's no to pushing the GPU to do full 4k. So there is a reason. Maybe what you meant so is for the small portion of people who care about that...then it's not my worth it. I kinda agree and don't think we will see a 1080 1440 and 4k modes. That's another job developers don't want I suppose.
Not sure if I want to open my PS5. I’ve got all my PS4 games on my external so why bother?
To install more ps5 games....
Yea I'll wait too. So far my external is doing just fine. But then again I only buy physical games.
Physical games still install the exact same file on to your drive. PS3 was the last gen where games actually ran from the disc. For PS4 and PS5 it's just a means of installation (and then physical DRM so you don't just sell the disc after installing). Unless you are saying that you don't mind uninstalling and reinstalling more often because you use discs.
Yea I know. But what I meant is that I don't mind deleting and reinstalling a game.
Haha okay fair enough.
It's just sliding off a cover, removing a screw, and sliding in your SSD. It's really simple.
If you are not the type that needs multiple PS5 games installed at the same time or are not bothered to move PS5 games to the internal drive or don't worry about the usage of the internal drive, then you can save the bucks to buy a SSD and just continue to enjoy the console your way. Nothing wrong with that.
WoooHoooo!!! I've been waiting to throw an ssd in...I'm pretty excited now.
DSOGaming is reporting GOW and Gran Turismo coming to PC
No it's god of war and horizon zero dawn I've seen Gt7 and ratchet and clank staying ps only.
My 1 issue is the separation of PS4 and PS5 applications on the home screen. I can use my head and launch the right game. he badge under it was all it needed so it was more obvious which version.
Yeah this seems like it will actually just create clutter, but some people kept playing the PS4 versions of games accidentally, despite the large bold letters indicating it was the PS4 version.
Very easily solved, delete the PS4 game, no use to have it anyways, so I don't understand how that can be an issue for anyone? Maybe trophy-hunters, but still 2 steps from Deleting a game.
I presume you don't have PSVR? I have PS4&PS5 versions of No Man's Sky and Hitman 3 installed just because of it. I agree with additional clutter, though. No need for two seperate tiles for the same game. Just clear info which vesion is active would suffice.
@boing1 You assume wrong. I do have PSVR and also play No Man's Sky. Still saying it's an "issue" when we are talking about very very few people who ever would need a PS4 and PS5 version of the same game installed.
Where's the Live From PlayStation app?
The only thing I care about them fixing is the Rest Mode crashing my system. It's a pain in the butt to have to work around something that shouldn't even be an issue, and deal with them constantly telling me they're working on it when it's been almost an entire year and it hasn't been fixed. All of these other features are irrelevant to me. Ree!
I had this issue too, but it disappeared for me at some point. Do you have external disk connected? In my case, it was happening mainly when I was downloading PS4 games to external drive in Rest Mode. But as mentioned, this issue resolved itself at some point. Haven't seen it in a while.
No mine is an issue of PS5 games overloading the Rest Mode function and causing a crash in the firmware. Happens with every PS5 game and with every PS4 game when in the game. Other situations too but it's too numerous to go over in a chat. Suffice it to say, it's almost every situation you could think of dealing with a game being loaded up.
Looking fwd to what the 3d audio sounds like through the l tv
Nice not in desperate need for extra storage right now. But I'll get a 500gb or 1tb around Christmas time.
All I want is my “update notes” option back in the games sub menu. Hate the stupidity behind some of Sony’s decisions.
That's not Sony 🙄😔
@Chinchilla @EvertonFC - yes it is Sony, they’ve removed the “Update History” sub menu on PS5. It’s no longer possible for developers to provide them other then publishing it independently in-game.
still waiting on folders
Folders was slower imo seriously
Can’t wait to test new 3D audio settings. I love headphone 3D already.
Let me guess still no VRR or 1440p support.