Following a two-month-long firmware test where users could expand their PS5’s storage with an NVMe M.2 SSD, Sony is comfortable with giving extra drive support to the masses. A system update for the PS5, slated to launch tomorrow, will enable M.2 storage expansion for the console, along with 3D audio and some other quality-of-life changes.
M.2 NVMe SSDs, which can be found on the shelves at any brick-and-mortar electronics store, are the same as what users can find inside of their PS5 or Xbox Series X|S. While Microsoft’s expansion option is proprietary, Sony is giving PS5 users a bit more choice. There is still a slew of specs that M.2 SSDs have to adhere to for use in a PS5, including PCIe Gen4 support, but a number of currently available drives either meet or exceed them.
Tomorrow’s system update for the PS5 will also bring the console’s 3D audio tech from headsets to built-in TV speakers. Players will be able to measure the acoustics of their room using their DualSense controller and accurately have their two-channel built-in TV speakers output three-dimensional sound. Owners of Sony’s Pulse 3D Wireless Headset will likewise receive access to an equalizer as part of tomorrow’s update. It’s not clear if users will be given the option to tune other headsets in the future.
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