New PS5 with external 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray drive, it's becoming clearer...

The PlayStation 5 Standard Edition and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition duo could disappear from next year, when a new modular PS5 with an external optical drive arrives.

In September we reported a rumor about a new version of the PlayStation 5 with an external optical drive. The two current models -Standard and Digital- would then gradually disappear to leave room only for this new edition. It would be sold in two packs, one without 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray drive, the other with.

PS5 with external 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray drive, development kit already at the developers?!!! !

Initiator of this noise, Tom Henderson recently returned to the issue, stating that according to two of his sources the console development kit was already in the hands of several developers and that it “works perfectly”. It is worth remembering that this leaker had already predicted the arrival of the DualSense Edge controller several months before its official announcement by Sony, giving weight to this new rumor.

PS5 with external 4K optical drive, what advantage?

This modular PS5 should arrive in September 2023 and would therefore be equipped with an additional USB port to connect the 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray player. One of the advantages of this format is that in the event of a drive failure, it would be the only element to be replaced where today it is necessary to repair, and therefore immobilize, the entire console.