Title: New PS5 Video Shows Detachable Disc Drives Can Be Swapped Across Consoles
In an exciting development for PlayStation 5 (PS5) users, a newly surfaced video on YouTube has showcased the ability to swap a registered PS5 detachable disc drive between consoles. The video, uploaded by Mystic, effectively demonstrates that the system quickly registers the new drive, putting to rest concerns that the drives may be locked to one system.
Unlike traditional disc drives, the detachable disc drives for PS5 function more like a peripheral accessory, such as a controller. However, it’s important to note that if a player resets their PS5 with a detachable disc drive, the system will need to connect online again to register it. Nevertheless, once registered, the drive can be used offline without any issues.
One caveat to this convenience is that if a player starts up a new PS5 without an internet connection, the disc drive will not accept discs, essentially rendering it useless, as games cannot be downloaded without an internet connection. This online check-in requirement is believed to be a compliance measure with the DMCA for Blu-Ray players to ensure the use of official hardware.
While there is hope that Sony may release an update in the future to remove this online check-in requirement, experts suggest that it is unlikely to happen anytime soon and may be years down the line.
Notably, the launch version of the PlayStation 5 hardware can be set up without an internet connection, unlike its rival, the Xbox Series X. This ability provides users with a smoother experience during the initial setup process.
The eagerly awaited new model of PS5 was launched in the United States on November 10th and is set to be rolled out in other regions in the coming months. The new model will come with 1TB storage for both editions, offering a more spacious and efficient gaming experience.
Furthermore, the PS5 Digital Edition, which focuses solely on digital downloads, can have a Blu-ray disc drive added later. The disc drive will be sold separately for $79.99 / €119.99 / £99.99, giving users the flexibility to transition to physical media at their convenience.
To improve the user experience and accommodate varying preferences, the new PS5 model includes a horizontal stand. Additionally, a separate vertical stand compatible with all PS5 models will be available for purchase at $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99.
With the launch model of PS5 reaching its inventory limit, the upcoming new model will soon become the only available option for gamers looking to join the next-gen console revolution.
As Sony’s PS5 continues to captivate gaming enthusiasts worldwide, the ability to swap detachable disc drives between consoles further enhances the console’s flexibility and ushers in new possibilities for PS5 owners everywhere.
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