- May 18, 2020
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:
Will PS5 require a 4K TV? What resolutions are supported?
- 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.
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.
- 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.