It’s been a long time coming, but Sony is finally ready to allow all of its PS5 customers to get access to the M.2 SSD storage expansion slot, courtesy of the September system update, which lands tomorrow. It’s not the only feature that the new update will bring though, as Sony has also worked on some user experience enhancements when it comes to navigating the UI, as well as some improvements to the PlayStation Now UI.

Sony has also added support for 3D audio via the speakers built into TVs, although it’s not entirely clear what this brings from the details on Sony’s blog post. However, it does appear to use the microphone on the DualSense controllers to measure the acoustics of the room to enhance the audio as much as possible. The Pulse 3D wireless headset is getting access to the built in equalizer settings with this update.

As for the SSD upgrade, as you may or may not know, a PCIe 4.0 SSD is required, with a minimum sequential read speed of 5,500 MB/s. This means that anything but the most recent, high-end drives might not be meeting Sony’s standards. Sony has a full guide that explains the physical requirements, which you can find here. We’ve also added Sony’s SSD upgrade video below.

Sony is also updating its PS Remote Play and PS apps, the biggest addition being that it’s now possible to connect to your PlayStation via a mobile data connection and not just Wi-Fi. You do need to have a connection speed of at least 5 Mbps for this to work though, but Sony recommends at least 15 Mbps in both directions for smooth gameplay.



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