Sony has reaffirmed that the PS5 will not have support for storage expansion at launch, according to The Verge.
There is a dedicated internal slot above PS5 can fit into a regular M.2 SSD and is quite easy to access. However, that location will become unavailable on launch day and at a later time. “This is for the future update,” Sony told The Verge.
We already knew this would be an issue, but with the PS5 release date approaching, it’s important for everyone to know about storage limits with a new PS5. Yes, the panel boasts one of the fastest solid state drives ever, but with just 825GB of free space (and even less than it actually is, when you count preloaded content) You may experience some pretty quick storage issues.
I have discussed this with PS5 installation size in the past, including the relatively large file sizes of next-generation games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition and how Mark Cerny had previously stated memory expansion would happen at launch “slightly past”;. Cerny also advises fans to “keep that M.2 drive until you get a response from us.” Now that we’ve got information from them again and with no qualifying SSD at sight, it looks like you’ll need to save on your PS5 downloads.
The delay is mainly due to the fact that most M.2 SSDs don’t have a trio: they can’t keep up with the PS5, fit into a thin SSD base, and work with Sony’s I / O controllers. The Verge spoke to “practically every manufacturer of PCIe Gen4 stick drives” and it turns out “no one can say anything. [them] “In fact, the compatibility testing that Sony and Cerny discussing may not have started yet:” the two argue that Sony’s compatibility program has not really begun yet.
This is all upcoming PS5 games that we know.