Sony Interactive Entertainment has launched its first PS5 system software beta initiative, which comes complete with support for M.2 SSDs.
Select users in North America, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany, and France are now able to participate in the PS5 beta, and Sony has revealed that users will need a PCle Gen4 M.2 SSD featuring read speeds of 5,00MB/s or faster to take advantage of the technology.
Using an M.2 SSD with your PS5 console requires effective heat dissipation with a cooling structure, such as a heatsink. You can attach one to your M.2 SSD yourself, either in a single-sided format, or double-sided format.
The format holder was quick to note that it “cannot guarantee that all M.2 SSD devices meeting the described specifications will work with your console.”
In addition to the above, the PS5 system software beta also includes 3D auto support for built-in TV speakers, plus a Trophy Tracker allowing players to access up to five Trophies per title via the Control Center. Furthermore, users can also pick between 720p or 1080p for PlayStation Now.
Meanwhile, the Game Base’s Friend tab has been updated with improved management options, allowing you to see how may of your friends are online. Best of all, PS4 or PS5 versions of the game will now be displayed separately in the home screen and library, with each game’s title labelling which version it is.
[Source – The Verge]