The latest model of the PlayStation 5 has a new feature where the disc drive can be removed or inserted to read Ultra Blu-ray discs. However, gamers have recently discovered that this new disc drive must be connected to the internet before it can be paired with the PS5 console for the first time.
This information comes from a small booklet that is included in the PS5 Bundle box, which comes with the game Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. The booklet states, “Internet connection required to pair Disc Drive and PS5 console upon setup.”
It is possible that this is a security measure to ensure that the disc drive is the correct and legitimate drive, and not a drive from another manufacturer. However, some gamers have expressed concerns about this requirement, as it means that the peripheral device needs to be connected to the internet for verification, which could take some time before it can be used for the first time.
The Ultra Blu-ray disc drive can be purchased separately for 3,790 Baht to connect it to the new digital model of the PS5. However, the release date for the new PS5 model has not yet been announced in Thailand.
In addition, there are additional images of the Modern Warfare III PS5 Slim Bundle, which state that a minimum of 150GB of storage is required. It also mentions that a download of 90GB or more is required to play the game. The bundle will be available on November 10th.
TLDR: The new model of the PlayStation 5 requires an internet connection to pair the disc drive with the console upon setup. This is a security measure to ensure the drive’s authenticity. Gamers can purchase the Ultra Blu-ray disc drive separately to connect it to the new digital PS5 model. The Modern Warfare III PS5 Slim Bundle requires a minimum of 150GB of storage and a download of 90GB or more to play the game. The bundle will be available on November 10th.