The new PS5 optional disc drive requires an Internet connection to connect | VGC

The PlayStation 5’s upcoming optional disc drive will require an Internet connection to pair it with a console for the first time.

As seen on the back of the box for the upcoming Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 PS5 slim pack, the small print confirms that players who purchase the new model with the optional drive must be connected to the internet when pairing it to a device. first time.

This is most likely a security measure to ensure that the disk drive is legitimate and not third party. However, it has raised some maintenance concerns.

Because peripherals require an Internet connection for authentication, there will potentially come a time when the servers required for authorization verification will no longer be operational.

It’s possible that Sony will release an update that removes this requirement by the time that happens, and in any case, it will probably be years in the future, long after the PS5 is Sony’s main console.

Sony’s new PlayStation 5 model will launch in the United States this November, followed by other locations in the following months. The new model comes with 1TB of storage for both versions.

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Unlike the current model, those who purchase the PS5 digital version can add a Blu-ray disc drive later, as it will be sold separately for $79.99 / $119.99 / $99.99.

A horizontal stand will be offered with the new PS5 model. A new vertical stand compatible with all PS5 models will also be sold separately for $29.99 / $29.99 / $24.99.

To address the evolving needs of players, our engineering and design teams collaborated on a new form factor that provides more choice and flexibility, said Sid Shuman, SIEs.

The same tech features that make the PS5 the best gamer are packed into a smaller form factor, along with a pluggable Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc drive and a 1TB SSD for more internal storage.

Once the inventory of the current PS5 model is sold out, the new model will be the only model available.