Continuing our PlayStation 5 evaluation process, Digital Foundry today presents a guided trip of the outstanding new interface, exploring the menu system and brand-new functionality – and it was throughout the recording of this video that a number of inconvenient problems emerged. The huge one is this: right now, there appears to be no other way of copying PS5 video games far from the main system storage, providing issues when the SSD is full. In this scenario, the only way to install brand-new games is to erase old ones, suggesting that to play them again you’ll need to re-download them – deleting other installed PS5 games in the process. PlayStation 4 games set up to PS5 are not impacted – these can be moved off to external USB storage.In typical with the Xbox Series consoles, next generation video games for PS5 can just be run from internal storage( or the 1TB growth card, when it comes to the Microsoft consoles )and so far, Sony has actually not whitelisted any third-party M. 2 NVMe drives for additional solid state drive space. The difference here is Xbox consoles permit for all games brand-new and old to be archived off to external storage. You can’t run next-gen video games from there, but at least you can shuttle bus the titles to and from internal storage without needing to re-download them. This does not seem a viable service for PS5.To test this, we filled PS5’s 667GB of offered storage with PS4 video games, then tried to set up a brand-new PS5 title. The system asks we free up area, exactly as you would expect- and the only method to do that with PS5 game information would be to delete it. In an age where games routinely break the 100GB barrier, this provides issues and we actually intend to see Sony address this as a matter of seriousness.
Digital Foundry’s John Linneman provides a directed trip of the PlayStation 5 user interface. The video game storage choices exist around the nine minute mark.Less of a problem
, but still more limited than PS4 is the method which PS5 video game save information is handled. On the PS5 interface, it’s still possible to backup and restore PS4 video game data from USB. However, the USB alternative is gone when resolving PS5 saves. This is simply conjecture on my part, but the video game conserve system on PS4 was hacked several years ago -and it’s possible to purchase software application that modifies your saves with cheats, or permits you to share your conserves with other users, quickly providing them platinum prizes, for example.By keeping PS5 save information totally within Sony’s control, this increases security-however at the expense
of user convenience. It needs to be worried that PS5 does automatically archive conserve data by keeping it in the cloud, comparable to the service in play on Microsoft’s consoles considering that the launch of Xbox One. The SSD storage concern-and the lack of PS5 title archive alternatives- is an issue though, and we’ve approached Sony for comment.
And PS5 video game saves can’t be backed up to USB.
The big one is this: right now, there appears to be no way of copying PS5 games away from the primary system storage, presenting issues when the SSD is full. The distinction here is Xbox consoles enable for all games old and new to be archived off to external storage. You can’t run next-gen games from there, but at least you can shuttle bus the titles to and from internal storage without having to re-download them. On the PS5 user interface, it’s still possible to restore and backup PS4 video game data from USB.