Ever since the company released the PlayStation 5 late last year, Sony has been somewhat iffy when it comes to finding a storage solution for its games. You can currently use an external hard drive with the console, but at this point it only stores PlayStation 4 games and saves.
So…when will PS5 memory expand?
Apparently it’ll be a little while longer before Sony has that solution nailed down. A recent report from Bloomberg suggests that expansions for games on the PS5 won’t unfold until sometime this summer, since they require specialty SSD drives. Apparently they don’t have a micro one to offer like Microsoft does with Seagate’s 1TB model.
With the memory needed to start the system, the internal drive for the PlayStation 5 only allows for around 667GB of usable storage space.
That becomes a problem rather quickly considering the size of its games, ranging anywhere from 25GB all the way to beyond 100GB, like with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
And the current storage solution for PS4 games using an external drive may seem practical for older titles. However, there have been a number of reports revolving around the drives crashing, particularly if you leave the system in sleep mode.
When asked about the storage situation, Sony didn’t have anything new to add.
“As previously announced, we are working to enable M.2 SSD storage expansion for PlayStation 5. The timing has not been announced and details will be shared later,” the company noted in a statement.
We’ll have to see what the company announces in the months ahead. In the meantime, players will simply need to keep deleting and downloading games as they see fit.
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