PlayStation 5 will receive one global update on September 15. This major update includes memory expansion, improved game streaming with PlayStation Now, and UX improvements. Updates for PlayStation 4, PlayStation App, and PS Remote Play App will also roll out alongside the main PS5 update.
This new update will allow PS5 owners to install an M.2 SSD to expand their storage for both the main PlayStation 5 and the digital-only version of the console. Players can play both PS4 and PS5 games directly from the M.2 SSD storage.
The PS5’s 3D sound is also being significantly improved. The update will make it possible for players to experience 3D sound through the built-in TV speakers. This effect has been exclusive to headphones since its launch. Players with Sony’s Pulse headphones will also get new equalization options, allowing them to customize the sound.
With this new update, PS5 owners will have more control over their user experience. Players can customize their control center by moving control options around or hiding them completely from the menu. Messaging to friends and other players will be done directly from Game Base in the Control Center. Game Base will now have extended features allowing players to see which friends are online or busy, directly from the menu.
PlayStation Now subscribers will have the option to choose a resolution for streaming their games. If the game allows it, players can now choose between 720p and 1080p resolutions for their game stream. PlayStation Now will also have an experimental connection option to allow players to troubleshoot any streaming issues directly.
In addition to the PS5 update, the PS Remote Play App will receive a much-needed feature. Players using Remote Play will now have the option to stream their games using mobile data when Wi-Fi is unavailable. Broadband internet with at least 5 Mbps is required for PS Remote Play and an internet connection with upload and download speeds of at least 15 Mbps. Users can change the streaming quality of the game to help manage the data used.