Sony Reportedly Working on Detachable Disc Drives for the PlayStation 5

Should we expect a PS5 redesign from Sony in the coming years?

There were earlier rumors that Sony’s newest console would be getting some changes. In a typical scenario, you can anticipate hearing about a new slim version of a console approximately three years after it’s initial release. The PlayStation 5‘s release was anything but routine, but the company is rumored to be working on a successor that could be unveiled sooner than expected.

There have already been a few small changes to the PlayStation 5, but none of them have been marketed as such, and most people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. The slimline version, on the other hand, can be purchased with or without a removable disc drive and is marketed as being “slimmer and lighter.” However, that’s what people say, even though prototypes are already out in the wild and being tested by Sony.

According to the latest report from Insider Gaming, Sony is planning to release the console in September 2023. Also, Sony is rumored to be adding a third USB-C port to the system, which can be used to connect the removable disc drive.

Sony’s current PS5 approach, which includes both disc and digital builds, would be superseded by this new version of the PS5. Sony can simplify production by developing just one model and sourcing the disc drives independently. Sony has announced that their current disc and digital consoles will be discontinued by the end of 2023.

According to rumours, the new PlayStation 5 will look very similar to the current model because the detachable disc drive will attach to the console without making it look bulky. Sony has been working hard to make the PS5 slimmer and lighter, and the new detachable disc drive could mean that this trend will continue with the next generation of the console.

Leave your thoughts on Sony’s design decision in the comments below; it will help the company save money and make it simpler for customers to choose a console without feeling trapped by its limitations.


Farhan Ali

Farhan is a passionate writer with an undying love for games, PC hardware, and technology. With nearly 5 years of experience in blogging and over 14 years of experience in gaming, this is what he loves and does best.
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