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PS5 Ultimate FAQ

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Source: https://blog.playstation.com/2020/11/09/ps5-the-ultimate-faq/

Highlights:
Can I store or play PS5 games from a USB drive?

No, players cannot transfer PS5 games to a USB drive. PS5 games must be stored on the console’s internal ultra-high speed SSD for gameplay. Explorations for allowing players to store (but not play) PS5 games on a USB drive in a future update are underway.

You can, however, store and play PS4 games from a compatible USB drive connected to PS5. For more details, keep reading.

Should I buy an M.2 SSD drive for my PS5 at launch?

No. For now, we recommend that you hold off on purchasing any M.2 SSD drives intended for use with PS5. We will share more details on recommended drives in the future. M.2 SSD storage functionality will come to PS5 after launch with an upcoming system software update.

What are the best practices when setting up my PS5 at home?

To maintain good ventilation, follow these guidelines below:

  • Place the console at least 10 cm (4 in) away from a wall surface.
  • Do not place on a carpet or rug with long fibers.
  • Do not place in a narrow or cramped space.
  • Do not cover with cloth.
  • Do not allow dust to build up on the vents. Use a cleaning tool such as a vacuum cleaner to remove dust buildup.
Will PS5 require a 4K TV? What resolutions are supported?

No, PS5 does not require a 4K TV. Supported resolutions are 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 2160p. PS5 can output resolutions up to 2160p (4K UHD) when connected to a 4K display.

PS5 is compatible with 8K displays at launch, and after a future system software update will be able to output resolutions up to 8K when content is available, with supported software.

Will PS5 support 4K at 120Hz modes?

Yes, PS5 supports the HDMI 2.1 specification. HDMI 2.1 supports 4K 120Hz, but HDMI 2.1-compatible 4K TVs have not yet fully penetrated the market.

Does the DualSense wireless controller have a light bar?

Yes, the DualSense wireless controller features player-facing light bars. For PS4 games that require a forward-facing lightbar and are playable on PS5, players will need to use a DualShock 4 wireless controller for gameplay. For the best PS VR experience on PS5 we recommend using a DualShock 4 wireless controller. Selected games may require PlayStation Move motion controllers or be compatible with the PlayStation VR Aim controller.

The light bars on the DualSense wireless controller lay to the right and left of the touch pad, and can display various colors to communicate gameplay status, similar to what you may have experienced with the DualShock 4 wireless controller.

Below the touch pad, the player indicator will communicate which player you are — useful when playing locally with other people.

How long will the DualSense controller last on a full charge? How long will it take to recharge?

Under most conditions, battery life is expected to be similar to the DualShock 4 wireless controller. Recharging time when connected to PS5 or the DualSense Charging Station is estimated at approximately three hours.

Does the DualSense wireless controller come in black (or any other color)?

In the future, other colors will become available. But there are no announcements to share at this time.

How does Remote Play on PS5 work?

Players will be able to access their PS5 from a PC or mobile device via Remote Play in the same way as PS4. With PS5, you’ll also be able to access your PS5 from a PS4 console or another PS5 via Remote Play.

Learn more about Remote Play, including app download links, here .

Are there any other changes to Remote Play with the launch of PS5?

We’re updating PS4’s Remote Play feature. Now, in addition to being able to access your PS4 from a PC or a mobile device, your PS4 can access other consoles via Remote Play too, right on your TV. This includes the ability to connect to your PS5 and stream a PS5 game to your PS4 so you can play it there.

Additionally, Remote Play will add support for up to three additional users to join the Remote Play session, which allows users to enjoy local multiplayer games via Remote Play.

TL;DR:
  • Support for cold storage of PS5 titles on a USB device is being looked at, could be rolled out via firmware update later
  • Sony has yet to certify any M2 drives, hold off on purchasing
  • 8K Support coming via firmware update later
  • While DualSense has a light bar Sony recommends using a DualShock 4 for games that require the use of the light bar
  • Battery life on DualSense is similar to DualShock 4
  • More DualSense colors coming-nothing to announce now
  • Remote Play features include being able to access your PS5 from PC, mobile, another PS5, or even a PS4 console.
 
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How does Remote Play on PS5 work?

Players will be able to access their PS5 from a PC or mobile device via Remote Play in the same way as PS4. With PS5, you’ll also be able to access your PS5 from a PS4 console or another PS5 via Remote Play.

Learn more about Remote Play, including app download links, here .

Are there any other changes to Remote Play with the launch of PS5?

We’re updating PS4’s Remote Play feature. Now, in addition to being able to access your PS4 from a PC or a mobile device, your PS4 can access other consoles via Remote Play too, right on your TV. This includes the ability to connect to your PS5 and stream a PS5 game to your PS4 so you can play it there.

Additionally, Remote Play will add support for up to three additional users to join the Remote Play session, which allows users to enjoy local multiplayer games via Remote Play.
 

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  • Battery life on DualSense is similar to DualShock 4



This is why I bought a spare.
 

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How does Remote Play on PS5 work?

Players will be able to access their PS5 from a PC or mobile device via Remote Play in the same way as PS4. With PS5, you’ll also be able to access your PS5 from a PS4 console or another PS5 via Remote Play.

Learn more about Remote Play, including app download links, here .

Are there any other changes to Remote Play with the launch of PS5?

We’re updating PS4’s Remote Play feature. Now, in addition to being able to access your PS4 from a PC or a mobile device, your PS4 can access other consoles via Remote Play too, right on your TV. This includes the ability to connect to your PS5 and stream a PS5 game to your PS4 so you can play it there.

Additionally, Remote Play will add support for up to three additional users to join the Remote Play session, which allows users to enjoy local multiplayer games via Remote Play.
Good callouts. Added.



This is why I bought a spare.
That was disappointing for me as well. I need to be looking out for some DS4s on sale. Will pick up some for PS3.
 
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And they still don't give the full specs of the HD Camera (FPS ) . Also All the accessors use USB type A & they don't mention what USB C will be used for in the future (I guess PS5 VR or something or they just wanted it there just in case)
 

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I think they've made a serious mistake there. DS4 is 800mAh, DualSense is 1500mAh.
Yeah I recall looking at the specs a few months ago and thinking "Thank goodness this won't be a problem anymore" so it is weird to see. I'm wondering if they are suggesting that playing battery life will be roughly the same if you are playing a game that uses all of the new features. I could see the new triggers eating through battery quickly. Still, doesn't add up.
 
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I'm in a small minority but the loss of the web browser is devastating to me.

It's certainly a weird one. Maybe they'll shove it in later.
 

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Yeah I recall looking at the specs a few months ago and thinking "Thank goodness this won't be a problem anymore" so it is weird to see. I'm wondering if they are suggesting that playing battery life will be roughly the same if you are playing a game that uses all of the new features. I could see the new triggers eating through battery quickly. Still, doesn't add up.
I think the battery life is similar when all features of the DualSense are on and working. There have been some videos where youtubers have said turning off things like Haptic Feedback and such gives way more battery life but then what's the point. If I want a great controller with new feeling, why would I turn features off?
 

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Yeah I recall looking at the specs a few months ago and thinking "Thank goodness this won't be a problem anymore" so it is weird to see. I'm wondering if they are suggesting that playing battery life will be roughly the same if you are playing a game that uses all of the new features. I could see the new triggers eating through battery quickly. Still, doesn't add up.

Rumble motors have more weight. Haptic feedback are sound based and smaller in mechanism overall. But battery life varies indeed. Reports are between YongYea having 10.5 and some nearly 20 hours. I would say expect 8-12, and turning the stuff off or tuning them down should as well extend that, but who really does that? I got an extra controller and the charging stating to keep on gaming ;)
 
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Rumble motors have more weight. Haptic feedback are sound based and smaller in mechanism overall. But battery life varies indeed. Reports are between YongYea having 10.5 and some nearly 20 hours. I would say expect 8-12, and turning the stuff off or tuning them down should as well extend that, but who really does that? I got an extra controller and the charging stating to keep on gaming ;)
10 hours would be acceptable IMO. I only have one DS4 right now...and a very long cable. Need to get some more.

I'm with you assuming it is a mistake. Or the author has some sort of magic DS4 battery.
 
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Why do they refuse to support BT headphones? It's really annoying. They managed it on PS3, but I guess they forgot how to do it.

Otherwise cool I guess.
 
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Why do they refuse to support BT headphones? It's really annoying. They managed it on PS3, but I guess they forgot how to do it.

Otherwise cool I guess.

Yeah specially if you take into consideration that Sony has the best BT headphones in the market right now (the XM3 and the XM4)
 

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Source: https://blog.playstation.com/2020/11/09/ps5-the-ultimate-faq/

Highlights:


TL;DR:
  • Support for cold storage of PS5 titles on a USB device is being looked at, could be rolled out via firmware update later
  • Sony has yet to certify any M2 drives, hold off on purchasing
  • 8K Support coming via firmware update later
  • While DualSense has a light bar Sony recommends using a DualShock 4 for games that require the use of the light bar
  • Battery life on DualSense is similar to DualShock 4
  • More DualSense colors coming-nothing to announce now
  • Remote Play features include being able to access your PS5 from PC, mobile, another PS5, or even a PS4 console.

TLDR: Most questions = No.

Still, excited to see what that controller can do and atleast we have some insight into it!
 
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No browser too. Other shitty launch SO. The worse those are developed and implemented already, but don’t want to offer us. There are games like FF XIV or Genshin Impact you need the browser, so the browser is implemented but don’t want offer to their users a native app,. It’s the same for external support. They support PS4 but don’t want support PS5 for security reasons.
 
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