Sony is working to add support for PlayStation 5 storage expansion this summer. The Sony next-gen console is an impressive machine, only challenges fans are facing is the storage limit. A games typically sizing up at around 50GB to 70GB minimum, managing new game downloads – plus updates – has been a bit of a nightmare for PS5 owners. But that is about to change, the console maker Sony is reportedly working to add support to upgrade the storage this summer.
According to Bloomberg, Sony’s upcoming update will enable the PS5’s expansion bay, allowing players to install a second M.2 SSD to the console. If you remove the detachable “fins” covering the PS5, you’ll notice the internal slot meant to house an additional drive. The slot has been disabled since launch, with Sony promising last November that external storage support would come in a future update. To that end, the update will also unlock faster cooling fan speeds to prevent the system from overheating. The sources point to this summer as to when Sony will announce the update. While that all sounds great, the company has yet to provide a list of compatible drives approved for PS5.
Even still, this is welcome news given that PS5 owners currently have scant options when it comes to adding storage space. PS5 titles can only be installed internally, limiting the usefulness of external USB drives; those can only be used on PS5 to run less-demanding PS4 games. You don’t need to be told how disasterous the Call of Duty size on PlayStation 4 racking 500GB space. You can imagine what the newly released CoD upcoming updates size is going to look like. Yes Sony really need to add expandable storage support.