The first beta version of the software for the PS5 finally starts to be deployed today, with a much expected and very requested support from the SSD slot M.2. The beta also presents new UX improvements and is currently only available for some users in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, France and Germany.
According to Sony, if you want to use this SSD M.2 slot, your SSD will have to be PCIe Gen4 and will have to have read speeds of 5,500 MB / s or more. Sony can not, however, guarantee that all SSD responding to this requirement will work perfectly on the system.
It should be noted that you may also need to consider cooling options when buying a new SSD. _ “The use of a M.2 SSD with your PS5 console requires effective thermal dissipation with a cooling structure, such as a heat sink” _ explains Sony. _ “You can connect one to your M.2 SSD, either in single-sided simple format or in double-sided format. »_
As mentioned earlier, the beta version will also include several UX improvements. The control center will offer more customization options where you can rearrange your orders, and players will also be able to send messages to their friends directly from the game base.
A trophy tracker will also be added, where players will be able to follow the trophies up to five games at a time. Finally, PS5 users will also be able to choose between 720p and 1080p when streaming games on the PS Now application.
Playstation seems to be on a sequence of victories. Keeping long-standing promises, such as the management of external SSDs, maintaining its strong momentum by offering new exclusive games and beat its own record when the PS5 became the fastest console for sale more than 10 million units.