Sony’s new PS5 software update is available right now and has has some surprise improvements to HDR and 120 Hz support.
Sony have already noted that a new big feature will allow players to store, but not play PS5 games on an external hard drive. There is also a new option to automatically switch the video output to non-HDR when using games or apps that don’t support HDR.
This improvement is very positive for players using HDR on the PS5, as it no longer requires going through the settings menu to manually disable HDR.
The other updates include adding two new HDMI controls in the system part of the settings menu, as well as allowing a toggle one-touch play, which automatically turns on a connected TV when a PS5 is inputted. You can also toggle power off link, which enables the PS5 to be in rest mode when the TV connected to the console is turned off.
This software update also features more effective options for quickly disabling in-game chat, being able to hide games in a library and being able to search for purchased game.