If you have been patiently waiting for the console update for the PlayStation 5 (PS5) to break out of beta and start rolling out to everyone, the wait is almost over. The new update will be rolling out starting tomorrow, bringing with it one of the biggest improvements players have been hoping for.
With games reaching such a high level of quality, storage has become a hot commodity due to the amount of space that is consumed by these new titles. Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles quickly reach their limits as you begin to build your collection. While Xbox fans are still waiting for some flexibility when it comes to upgrading the capacity of their systems, PS5 fans will be able to start doing it tomorrow thanks to this new update.
The update brings with it the ability to use any M.2 NVMe SSD that meets specifications to upgrade one’s console. Which is starting to include a handful of models from companies like Corsair, Gigabyte, Western Digital, Seagate, and more.
This will greatly improve the chances of users being able to increase capacity at lower personal costs. Making the newer gen console all the more exciting (and popular–assuming you can find one).
Along with the ability, comes a number of other changes, including enhanced 3D audio support, various UI enhancements, upgraded streaming features, and more. The update is set to begin rolling out tomorrow (September 15th) to users.
Now, the pressure is on for Microsoft to (hopefully) respond with some enhancements of their own. Some fans have already taken to certain mods that allow them to adapt NVMe drives to the slots of the Xbox Series X/S consoles. So, the company may be interested in seeking out an official method of doing exactly the same.
Starting tomorrow, make sure to check for any updates for your console. As soon as the latest update is applied, you will have the ability to add that drive!