5 Features The PS5 Needs In 2022

Sergio Alberto Romero, M.S.
4 min readJul 11, 2021
Photo by Krzysztof Hepner on Unsplash

The PS5 launch, while rocky as far as initial stock is concerned, has been quite the success, out pacing Xbox sales quite drastically. That being said there are still some things Sony could update on the PS5 to make it an even more valuable console!

Backwards Compatibility

I’ve been preaching the power of backwards compatibility ever since the PS3 kind of sort of had it on launch editions. Then as the PS4 came out and completely lacked any sign of it outside of PS Now. We now meet with the PS5 which has BC, however, only for PS4 titles. Now don’t get me wrong, I played a lot of PS4 titles on my PS5 and they ran better and felt like the superior experience. That being said I can’t help but dream about a world where I could play PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5, PSP and PSVITA games all on one system. To me, that’s nearly a perfect console. While I am sure this is no easy feature to develop, I can’t help but think this would nearly double if not quadruple the value of the PS5 in some consumers eyes. I would love to play some of the PS3 games I never finished on my shiny new PS5.

Improved Stability

This is one of those things that you don’t realize you need until it’s no longer there. People constantly poke fun at the Playstation team for releasing dozens if not hundreds of updates simply set to “Improve device stability and performance”. What people fail to realize is that each and everyone of those updates contributed to the lack of crashes that occur on your hardware. I remember both the PS3 and PS4 were incredibly rock solid systems towards the end of their lifespans, simply because they were well supported and constantly improved upon. Here today we have the PS5 that hasn’t quite reached its 1 year anniversary yet, while it has made improvements over the last couple months I still face crashes everyone once and awhile. Moral of the story is, you can’t enjoy the systems flashy new features if all the system does is crash, so Sony, keep working on those stability updates!

Cleaner UI

I may be in the minority on this one but I quite enjoyed the XMB from the PS3 and PSP days, it felt functional and it was easy on the eyes. While I don’t really have an issue with the PS4, PS5 or PSVITA UI from a functional standpoint…

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Sergio Alberto Romero, M.S.

The elements compose a magnum opus. My modus operandi is amalgam.