PS5 will play discs without forcing updates for offline games

By Sherif Saed
15 October 2020 15:05 GMT

Like PS4, your PS5 will play your disc-based games offline.

As part of today’s first look at the PS5 user interface, Sony revealed a number of key new features such as Cards, the ability to jump into multiplayer matches and game levels straight from the home screen, the new UI’s design and much more.

However, with all of these connected and social features, there’s a worry that PS5 is going to become an online-only machine. But this isn’t entirely true. The PS5 will play offline, disc-based games as the PS4 does today.

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Sony confirmed to Digital Foundry that disc-based games can be run immediately after installation without the need for an update. Online games may require updates before they can be launched. Obviously, this only matters for those looking to get the disc-based PS5, and not the Digital Edition.

Still, it’s good to see such a critical piece of information confirmed.

The PS5 launches beginning November 12. Stock comes and goes at retailers, so keep an eye on our PS5 pre-order page for updates.

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