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A major PS5 system update will enable SSD storage expansion on Wednesday
Plus 3D audio without headphones, UX enhancements and more
Sony will launch PlayStation 5’s second major system software update on Wednesday, adding the ability to expand the console’s storage with an off-the-shelf M.2 SSD.
PS5’s September system update also introduces 3D audio support through TV speakers. Sony says it has improved the game audio quality of some titles when 3D audio for headphones is enabled.
From the PS5 home screen and game library, different platform versions of the same game that have been installed will now be listed separately, with icons indicating which is the PS4 one and which is the PS5 version.
In Game Base, users can now access party text chats and send messages from the control menu. Players can also see how many friends are online, busy, or offline, and manage multiple friend requests simultaneously.
In Trophies, players can now track up to five trophies per game in the control centre using the trophy tracker. When viewing the trophy lists of games, trophies will now be displayed vertically instead of horizontally, allowing more information about each one to be displayed by default.
Sony also says users can now customise their control centre more freely by rearranging all of the controls at the bottom of the screen.
In PlayStation Now, Sony says the streaming connection test now lets users identify and fix problems with their connection, and players can now choose their maximum streaming resolution to optimise performance. Game hubs will also make it clear if and when a title is set to be removed from the subscription service.
When players are competing in challenges for new best times or high scores, PS5 will automatically record a clip if they set a new personal best. And Sony has introduced more video lengths for users to choose from when saving recent gameplay.