While PS5 games can’t be stored on external hard drives, Sony said in a PlayStation Blog post that “explorations for allowing players to store (but not play) PS5 games on a USB drive in a future update are underway.”
It also reiterated that PS5 won’t support expandable SSD storage at launch, but that the feature will be enabled via a future system update.
Elsewhere in its PS5 FAQ, Sony said more DualSense controller colours will be released “in the future” but that there are no announcements to share at this time.
“Under most conditions, battery life is expected to be similar to the DualShock 4 wireless controller,” it added.
PS5 can output resolutions up to 2160p (4K UHD) when connected to a 4K display and is also compatible with 8K displays at launch. It will be able to output resolutions up to 8K, when content is available, following a future firmware update.
Elsewhere Sony outlines best practices when setting up the console, including placing it at least 10cm (4 inches) away from a wall surface, not placing it on a carpet or rug with long fibres, and using a cleaning tool such as a vacuum cleaner to remove dust build-up.
Going forward, PS Plus members will continue to receive “at least two great PS4 games each month”, the FAQ states, adding: “It is our goal to add PS5 games regularly to the monthly games lineup”.
The PS5 release date is November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, with the rest of the world getting the console on November 19.
PS5 is priced at $500/€500/£450 for the standard edition and $400/€400/£360 for the Digital Edition, with the only difference between them being the former’s inclusion of a disc drive.