An internet connection is required to connect the new PS5’s disc drive

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The new, slimmer PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition models are starting to vessel retired up of their intended merchandise successful November, and nan good people connected nan backmost of nan container revealed thing important but antecedently chartless astir nan Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive that players tin connect to nan console: it requires an net connection.

Sony revealed these caller versions of nan PS5 earlier this month, and 1 of nan biggest ocular changes is that alternatively of having a azygous console screen connected each side, nan console now has four abstracted screen panels. The caller PS5 Digital Edition evidently can’t play beingness media by default, but Sony will let group to region 1 of nan screen panels and switch it pinch an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for illustration they would when swapping parts connected gaming PCs. This back-of-the-box good people revealed that this swapping process will require an net relationship really work, though.

CharlieIntel posted immoderate images of a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III PS5 Digital Edition bundle and group discovered nan pursuing disclaimer matter connected nan backmost of nan box: “Internet relationship required to brace Disc Drive and PS5 console upon setup.” Essentially, it seems for illustration nan Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive has immoderate benignant of DRM utilized to guarantee that it’s charismatic hardware and compatible pinch a PS5 console. Thankfully, it appears that this net relationship will only beryllium required once.

While it’s understandable from a verification and piracy prevention standpoint, it does propose that nan beingness of disc drives aliases different PS5 add-ons not made by Sony is unlikely. Additionally, location are preservation concerns, arsenic erstwhile nan PS5’s online support goes away, it will beryllium intolerable for caller PS5 Digital Edition owners to bargain games aliases adhd a disc thrust to play beingness copies.

Although it shouldn’t beryllium a dealbreaker for astir correct now, support this required net relationship successful mind if you scheme to prime up a caller PS5 Digital Edition and an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for PS5 successful November.

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