A new video showed a user swapping a saved PS5 removable disk drive between consoles.
Posted on YouTube by Mystic, if a player finds themselves in a situation where they have two removable disk drives and want to swap them between PS5 systems, the system can quickly register the new drive, allaying fears that the drives might be locked to a single system. .
Instead, the drives appear to work more closely with a peripheral such as a controller. If a player resets their PS5 with a removable disk drive, the system will need to go back online in order to save it, but once the drive is saved once, it can be used offline again without issue.
However, if a player boots up the new PS5 without an internet connection, the disc drive will refuse to accept discs, and since no games can be downloaded without a connection, it will be essentially useless.
Since new PS5s will require an internet connection for verification, there will potentially come a time when the servers needed for license verification will no longer be operational.
It’s possible that by the time this happens, Sony will release an update that removes this requirement, and in any case, it will likely be many years in the future, long after the PS5 is Sony’s primary console .
The online registration is likely due to compliance with the DMCA for Blu-Ray players to ensure official material.
Launch PlayStation 5 hardware can be set up without an internet connection, unlike the Xbox Series X, which cannot.
Sony’s new PlayStation 5 model was launched on November 10 in the United States. There are plans to roll it out elsewhere in the coming months. The new model will come with 1TB of storage for both editions.
Unlike the current model, those who purchase the PS5 Digital Edition will be able to add a Blu-ray disc drive later, as it will also be sold separately for $79.99 / €119.99 / £99.99.
A horizontal stand will be included with the new PS5 model. A new vertical stand compatible with all PS5 models will also be sold separately for $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99.
Once inventory of the current PS5 model is exhausted, the new model will become the only one available.