Sony is looking for ways to allow PlayStation 5 users to save PS5 games to USB drives in future updates.
However, we are not actively thinking about allowing PS5 users to play PS5 games from USB drives.
Comments come from PS5 FAQ I posted it on the PlayStation blog.
So Digital foundry As reported over the weekend, there is currently no way to copy PS5 games from main system storage and problems will occur when the SSD is full. The PS5 has 667GB of available storage.
The only way to install a new game is to remove the old game. This means that you will have to re-download the game to play it again. In the process, remove other installed PS5 games. PlayStation 4 games installed on the PS5-are not affected-they can be moved to an external USB storage.
Sony confirmed this in the FAQ published today:
Can I save or play PS5 games from a USB drive?
“No, the player can’t transfer the PS5 game to a USB drive. The PS5 game must be stored on the console’s internal ultra-fast SSD for gameplay,” Sony said.
“Future updates are underway to allow players to save (but not play) PS5 games on USB drives.
“However, you can save and play PS4 games from a compatible USB drive connected to your PS5.”
Sony recommends using a SuperSpeed USB or higher (USB 3.0 or later) storage drive formatted for exFAT with a minimum capacity of 250GB and a maximum capacity of 8TB (Note: PS5 is a connected compatible USB). You can format the drive for exFAT). Sony added that PS4 games stored on the drive may load faster on devices with faster specifications.
Sony recommends that PS5 users play PS4 games on the console via a USB drive to save space.
“We recommend doing this to save space on the internal console storage of your PS5 game. It can’t be played on an extended storage drive,” Sony said.
Players can also set system settings on the PS5. By default, all PS4 games (including digital purchases from the PlayStation Store and game data from Blu-ray discs) and future game patches will be installed directly on the connected USB drive.
Other tips from the PS5 FAQ:
With future firmware upgrades, the PS5 will be able to output resolutions up to 8K.
Downloading and applying game software updates on the PS5 should generally work faster than the PS4 console, as the data size of updates and patches is managed more “effectively”.