Sony Adding the Ability to Transfer PS5 Games to USB Drives

New features coming to PS4 and PS5 tomorrow

By Grayshadow, Posted 13 Apr 2021

Despite the recent alarming news about Sony, the Days Gone 2 cancelation, and PS4 future bricks, a new update is coming to PS5. With Sony adding the ability to transfer games to USB drives.

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Sony stated:

Store PS5 Games on Compatible External USB Drives.* With this feature, you can now transfer your PS5 games to USB extended storage from your console’s internal storage. It’s a great way to extend the storage capabilities of your PS5 console, and you can seamlessly copy your PS5 games back to the console’s internal storage when you’re ready to play. It is faster to reinstall PS5 games from USB extended storage than to re-download or copy them from a disc.

  • Because PS5 games are designed to take advantage of the console’s ultra high-speed SSD, PS5 titles can’t be played from USB extended storage. PS5 titles also cannot be directly downloaded to USB extended storage. However, games that you transfer or copy back to internal storage will automatically update when applicable. In addition, you can select which game modes you want to install (such as campaign or multiplayer) for select titles that support the option.

This isn't all as new social features are being added to bridge PS5 to PS4 users. With players able to access Share Play with PS4 to PS5 owners and vice versa along with game invites and other social features.

All of these options are great but should've been bundled with the PS5 at the launch of the system as Microsoft did with the Xbox Series. Regardless, not many have a PS5 despite massive sales due to scalpers purchasing all the products and selling them for nearly 200% of the original asking price. With retailers and Sony doing very little to stop the process.

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Platform(s): PS4
Publisher(s): Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer(s): Guerrilla Games
Genres: Action, Adventure
Themes: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Role-Playing
Release Date: 2022-02-18

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