Last week the second major PS5 system update rolled out globally. The headline features were the ability to add more internal storage, much-needed UI tweaks, and improvements to the trophy system, but it turns out Sony may have been hiding a significant addition.
After rigorous testing Digital Foundry has discovered that the new PS5 system update actually improves performance in some games. After installing the update the console-testing experts found that games including Devil May Cry 5 and Control ran about 2-3% faster on the new console firmware.
Digital Foundry’s Richard Leadbetter explained, “In very select scenarios, it does seem as though PlayStation 5s are running faster than they were before with this new firmware.”