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This Saturday I didn’t have much free time, but I started some game downloads on my PS5… a lot of downloads to be frank:

  • all PS5 games / PS5 version which I collected with PS+: A Plague Tale, Bugsnax, Control: Ultim. Ed., Destruction AllStars, Maneater, Maquette, Oddworld: Soulstorm, Operation Tango, Worms Rumble, Wreckfest
  • many PS4 games of the “PS+ collection” (20 games) which I could finally claim: Days Gone (PS5 enhanced), God of War (PS5 enhanced), Ratchet & Clank (PS5 enhanced), Batman: Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Detroit: Become Human, infamous: Second Son, Mortal Kombat X, FF15 Royal Edition, Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil 7, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4, Until Dawn
  • my favorite PS4 games… of course including Knack 1 & 2 😉

The PS5 games are automatically installed on the internal SSD, the PS4 games are automatically installed on the external HDD.

Over the day the PS app on my phone played a nice sound each time an installation was finished. PSN got a lot faster in the last years, the PS5 can download almost at maximum speed of my internet connection.

When I arrived at home in the evening, I installed a few of my favorite physical PS4-games, f. e. Persona 5 Royal, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and the PS5-enhanced The Last of Us 2.

Then I move the PS5-enhanced PS4-games to the internal SSD. Why is moving data blocking the whole system, Sony?

While waiting for that task to finish, I connected my white DualShock4 (with black touchpad and buttons) to the PS5, it is color-wise a good fit and provisionally “good enough” for “player two”… unfortunately only for PS4 games. Is this restriction really necessary, Sony?

Although I already have an adapter for the PS4 camera, I decided against connecting my PSVR to the PS5. It would disable HDR and some HDMI2.1-modes. The PS5 games would also have to share the scarce internal SSD space with PSVR games (since loading times feel superlong wearing a VR-headset). 

As far as I know no PSVR game has PS5-enhancements anyways. The only advantage would be loading times, but most of my PSVR games are already on an SSD connected to my PS4 Pro… so that’s a wash.

Now that all is prepared, I’ll play my first PS5 games / PS5-enhanced PS4 games on Sunday, beginning with the pre-installed “Astro’s Playroom”.

To be continued…