PS4 gamers can now play PS5 games without owning the new hard-to-get console

PS4 gamers can now play PS5 games without owning the new hard-to-get console.

You need to know someone with a PS5 who is willing to virtually share their controller with you.

A new update to the PS5 software, the first since it launched back in November, adds cross-generational share play.

It means PS4 and PS5 players can now ‘Share Play’ together while chatting in parties online.

So PS5 console users can let their friends on PS4 consoles view their game screen, or even try out the PS5 games they own through the Share Play tech and vice versa.

Options include the ability to share your screen with a friend, pass your controller virtually to a friend, or pass a second controller virtually to play co-op games together.

So you could play the latest Call of Duty or FIFA on PS5 together with only one of you owning the actual machine.

Hideaki Nishino, Plystation’s platform management chief, said: "A selection of your friends’ joinable game sessions will now appear on both PS5 and PS4 consoles, allowing for more gameplay opportunities together.

"The ‘Request to Join’ option also serves as a shortcut to sending a game invite, reducing the time it takes for you to get into games with friends."

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PS5s are also getting another much wanted improvement in the new update, out on Wednesday this week, the ability to store huge game files on an external drive.

The PS5 has come into some criticism for its limited 1TB hard drive but the new update will allow gamers to utilise an outside hard drive to boost the amount of space they have and add more games to their library.

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This update is out now and is downloadable when you switch on your console.

Mr Nishino said in a blog post: "With this feature, you can now transfer your PS5 games to USB extended storage from your console’s internal storage.

"It’s a great way to extend the storage capabilities of your PS5 console, and you can seamlessly copy your PS5 games back to the console’s internal storage when you’re ready to play.

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"It is faster to reinstall PS5 games from USB extended storage than to re-download or copy them from a disc."

Because PS5 games are designed to take advantage of the console’s ultra-high-speed SSD, PS5 titles can’t be played directly from USB extended storage.

PS5 titles also cannot be directly downloaded to USB extended storage.

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