In some non-State of Play news today, PS5 gamers will be able to play more games this summer. It has been revealed that Sony are bringing in a PS5 SSD upgrade which will open up previously blocked space. With the current low memory space available on the console, this will be welcome news.
Bloomberg revealed this morning that they had spoken with a source who had been briefed on the PS5 SSD upgrade. They claimed that come the summer, a bottleneck on the M.2 SSD will be removed. But that’s not all, the firmware update will provide support for additional drives which unlock higher cooling fan speeds. This will prevent the console from overheating from the extra workload.
This is excellent news for the console as the current storage space sits at 825GB SSD. But, once formatted, this drops to 667GB that can actually be used for downloading games and applications. Given Call of Duty will no longer fit on the base-model PS4, it’s good to see companies recognising the need for more space.
Sony has yet to confirm the upgrade themselves, stating “As previously announced, we are working to enable M.2 SSD storage expansion for PlayStation 5. The timing has not been announced and details will be shared later.”