By then, we could store PlayStation 5 games via USB.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has released a new promotional video for the PlayStation 5. It is called New Worlds to Explore, and it confirms a launch window for four upcoming titles. Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Returnal is thus set to arrive in the first half of 2021 (by the end of June), while Horizon Forbidden West is planned to launch in the second half of next year (by the end of the year). It could be a little too early to call, though – the coronavirus global pandemic has hit many games’ development plans in the stomach, regardless of the studio. Let’s hope there will be no delays here, but it’s early to see what will happen.
The PlayStation 5 received a detailed FAQ on the PlayStation Blog, and we have two questions and answers to quote: „Can I store or play PlayStation 5 games from a USB drive? No, players cannot transfer PlayStation 5 games to a USB drive. PS5 games must be stored on the console’s internal ultra-high-speed SSD for gameplay. Explorations for allowing players to store (but not play) PS5 games on a USB drive in a future update are underway. You can, however, store and play PlayStation 4 games from a compatible USB drive connected to the PlayStation 5.” the first part says. So not even STORING games on an external USB (SSD, pen drive…) is possible for now.
Let’s see the second one: „Can I expand the PlayStation 5’s ultra-high-speed SSD storage? The PlayStation 5 features an expansion port that will, in the future, enable players to add M.2 SSD storage to be used for installing and playing PS5 games. This M.2 SSD storage upgrade functionality will come to the PlayStation 5 after launch as part of a system software update. We’ll share more details in the future, including around which type of M.2 SSD storage drive will be compatible with PS5,” the second part says. So we will have to stick to the ~670 GB storage space for now, which can be filled by even five bigger games. Ouch.
The PlayStation 5 arrives on November 12/19, depending on your region.
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