Like most modern platforms, the PlayStation 5 system receives regular firmware updates from Sony. Ranging between minor performance improvements, increased system stability and more substantial new features, it's hard to know what to expect.
While PS5 games can currently be stored on an external hard drive, we can't play any directly from an external SSD just yet. However, that feature has been promised, so if you're wondering when to potentially expect that - or if you're just looking to see when another update is likely - here's what we know so far.
After launching in November 2020, Sony's released several PS5 system updates previously. You can find more about them below:
- Update 20.02-02.25.00 - November 17, 2020
- Update 20.02-02.26.00 - November 25, 2020
- Update 20.02-02.2.30.00 - December 9, 2020
- Update 20.02-02.50.00 - February 24, 2021
- Update 21.01-03.00.00 - April 14, 2021
- Update 21.01-03.10.00 - April 27, 2021
- Update 21.01-03.20.00.04 - June 9, 2021
- Update 21.01-03.21.00 - July 8, 2021
It's hard to predict when another PS5 system update will drop. Some have been just weeks apart, while others took a couple of months.
However, if we're going off the previous release pattern, we can safely speculate that an August or September update seems likely.
How To Update The PS5 And DualSense Controller
Many PS5 system updates also bring a DualSense controller update, though this doesn't tend to apply for more minor patches.
If you're looking to know how to carry out both updates, we've got you covered right here.