Sony has re-confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will have no SSD expansion support at launch.
This news should come as little surprise to avid followers of PlayStation news. Sony did reveal earlier this year that the PlayStation 5 won’t have SSD expansion support in-time for its launch.
The PlayStation 5 will feature a built-in 825GB SSD. However, with some of that storage being taken up by the system and save data, only 667GB will be made available for everything else.
It is worth mentioning that while SSD expansions won’t be available during the console’s launch, Sony will update the PS5 in the near future to allow additional storage. This is indicated by the PS5’s dedicated internal M.2 slot.
Will The PlayStation 5 SSD Ever Be Extended?
When speaking to The Verge, PlayStation architect Mark Cerny revealed that players will be able to extend the PlayStation 5’s storage capacity with a “future update”.
Cerny also confirmed that any additional SSD would have to meet a certain level of requirements to function correctly on the PS5. Examples include being able to provide more than 5.5GB/sec of bandwidth over a PCle Gen4 connection. This is to make sure it can keep up with the super-fast PlayStation 5.
Fans are voicing their concerns in regards to the PlayStation 5’s internal storage. This news is especially worrying to fans, seeing as modern-day video games can take up to 200GB of storage. This has been proven with the likes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone.
Next-gen titles such as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will take up at least 133GB at launch. Games like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition, which includes both the new Miles Morales story and a remastered Marvel’s Spider-Man from 2018, takes up 105GB of storage at launch.
It’s likely that some hardcore fans will manage to use up most of their storage before an update arrives. Hopefully, Sony is quick with the release of the required update!
The PlayStation 5 will release in North America and Australia on November 12th then for the rest of the world on November 19th.
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Source: The Verge
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