PS5 Will Play Single-Player Games From The Disc Without An Internet Connection
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PS5 Will Play Single-Player Games From The Disc Without An Internet Connection

Lloyd Coombes
18 October 2020

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PlayStation 5 will be able to play single-player games straight from the disc, without requiring an online connection or forcing patch downloads.

Sony confirmed to Digital Foundry that the console will be able to play a single-player, offline game, without requiring updates or an internet connection.

PS5 Can Play Games From A Disc With No Patches 

Check out the console's UI below:

 

That means if you pick up a console at launch, you'll be able to put in the disc for Spider-Man: Miles Morales and play it without downloading any patches.

That's great for anyone that's fed-up of constant patches, but it's also worth noting that you won't get the bug fixes they include.

Still, you should also remember that the digital-only PS5 will require an online connection, but we're sure you knew that already.

Of course, online games are likely to require patches, so don't expect to jump into Call of Duty multiplayer without downloading an update or two.

Presumably, this will also apply to disc-based PS4 games, too.

We now know that the PS5 will run all of PS4's games, except for a minuscule list.

Check out which games won't be playable on the new console here.

Looking to grab a console for launch? Be sure to check out our comparison of both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 here.

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