Sony’s rumoured PS5 disk drive redesign could be a game-changer

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From pretty much the moment Sony's PS5 console landed in 2020, rumours about its successor kicked off. Whether we're in for a PS5 Pro or PS5 Slim (or something else entirely) remains to be seen, but perhaps the most tangible leak yet just dropped.

A reputable Sony leaker has claimed that the next iteration of the PS5 will feature an optional detachable disk drive, which will connect via USB-C. It might not sound the most exciting design change, but it could transform the current PS5 line up. As our PS5 review reveals, Sony's small updates and tweaks to the console have maintained its place ahead of Xbox Series X. Likewise, read our PSVR 2 guide and our PlayStation VR 2 developer reaction for more on Sony's forthcoming tech (Feeling lucky? Check out the latest PS5 restock news. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.