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PlayStation 5: SSD support and news with the new beta update

PlayStation 5: SSD support and news with the new beta update


Sony has recently released the beta for the new PlayStation 5 update, which introduces compatibility with SSDs and many other innovations.

In some parts of the world, the beta of the new firmware update for PlayStation 5 is currently available which will introduce SSD support, greater Control Center customization and much more. These news come from The Verge website, which has also compiled a list and shared a video, present within this news.

As anticipated by the arrival of a new Seagate NVMe SSD, this update also includes 3D audio support for TVs, improvements to user experience and control center customization. In fact, it will be possible to decide which controls to show and order them according to your taste.

The fencing of friends has also changed which will now allow you to see who is online among users, so you can better organize multiplayer games. Another major update includes the difference between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games, which will now be split in a very visible way.

It will in fact now be possible being able to see backwards compatible titles in a distinctly different way, so you can understand if you are using the latest generation console version or backwards compatibility. In the past, some titles such as Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War had encountered similar errors, with users using the PS4 version on the new Sony home console.

the PS5 software beta has a HUGE amount of changes. Here’s the full list (pause the video to read each section) pic.twitter.com/0eTk8tdsIS

– Tom Warren (@tomwarren) July 29, 2021

As for compatibility with SSD memory, Sony makes small clarifications regarding the heat generated, giving interesting indications.

Using an M.2 SSD with your PS5 console requires the use of a heatsink with a cooling structure, such as a heatsink.

In addition, there are also changes for the PlayStation Now service, with the possibility to choose the resolution, between the 720p and 1080p options, so you can avoid connection problems. Also added a new video clip mode, dedicated to those aiming for high scores in minigames.

More information is available on the official Sony PlayStation site, where the various changes made in this new beta update for PlayStation 5 are told.