PlayStation 5 is reported to add an internal storage upgrade this summer. PS5 fans will finally get the chance to expand their storage space on their console. A firmware update will be rolled out by Sony that will give players the ability to upgrade storage space on PS5 by using an expansion slot. This means that you’ll now be able to store and play more PS5 games. As per the report, this update will be rolled out this summer.
According to a report published on Bloomberg, a firmware update will make the internal fans run at a higher speed, which will enable the use of the M.2 SSD expansion slot. The company had disabled the expansion of this slot at launch due to overheating concerns. But now, the upcoming firmware update seems to fix the overheating issue.
Play More Games But Wait for Supported SSDs
To those of you who don’t know, you can’t store or play PS5 games on an external drive. Although these external drives allowed you to play or store games on PS4, they caused issues like hard crashing of the console with the drives plugged in. But PS5 doesn’t allow them so you need a permanent drive installed in the system. This is how the PS5 loads games so quickly and can run them at faster speeds. So, before you make a purchase, you’ll likely want to wait until Sony officially approves and releases a list of NVMe SSD units.
It’s not just about being able to store and play more games on your PS5. Game file sizes are also becoming an issue with each update. While the storage capacity on consoles remains relatively stagnant, game sizes continue to rise. For example, if you have a PS4 with 500GB storage, then you may not be able to keep the fully updated versions of COD: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone with Modern Warfare on your console at the same time.
The PS5 console comes with an 825GB Solid State Drive (SSD), but only about 667GB is usable. So having many games in the system is simply not possible without expanding this storage, and that is what Sony is trying to address with this upgrade.