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News hardware & software 15 September 2021, 15:35

author: GRG

Big PlayStation 5 Update Coming Tomorrow With M.2 SSD Support [UPDATED]

Tomorrow, the latest and second major system update for the PlayStation console will be available for download. It will introduce significant new features.


You can start downloading the update on your consoles. It weighs in at over 914MB and is numbered 21.02-04.00.00.

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Tomorrow, on September 15 the PlayStation 5 users will be able to download the second major firmware update. The update will bring new major features to the console, including 3D audio for built-in speakers on TVs and the highly anticipated support for M.2 SSDs, while the PS Remote Play mobile app will enable users to stream games not only over Wi-Fi but also using mobile data connections. On Thursday, September 23, there will be an update to the PlayStation App that will enable PlayStation 5 users to share their screens to mobile devices. The PlayStation 4 hasn't been forgotten and the update will introduce, among other things, the ability to view trophies from the PS5 from the player profile on the older console.

Changes related to PS5

  • Customizable control center. Ability to arrange and hide menu items;
  • Game Base with access to messages and chat directly from the control center. In full-screen mode, players will be able to see their friends' status and manage invitations;
  • The game library and home screen will distinguish between installed PS4 and PS5 versions of the same title;
  • The screen reading function will be enhanced with the ability to pause, resume and repeat read passages.
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Game Base available from the Control Centre

Changes to Games and Social Features

  • PlayStation Now will have the option to change the resolution of streamed games (1080p or 720p), and a connection diagnostics tool will be available;
  • A new type of player disinction: Leaderboard;
  • The ability to automatically record a situation when we break an in-game record and easily share those videos from the control center;
  • Trophy tracking to quickly view up to five in-game prizes from the control center.

3D Sound for TV Speakers

The September update will enable 3D Audio for surround sound on built-in two-channel TV speakers. The microphone built into the DualSense controller will be used to measure room acoustics. Owners of the Pulse 3D headset will have access to the equalizer from the control center.

M.2 SSD Support

The update will introduce support for high-speed M.2 SSDs to which users will be able to download, copy and run games from PS5 and PS4. Sony notes that the media must meet certain criteria and have adequate cooling.

The PlayStation 5 update will become available simultaneously for all users tomorrow, on September 15.

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