New PS5 system update released and it takes up 900 MB

The latest PS5 system update 21.01-03.21.00 dropped today for all console owners, who are understandably wondering what the patch does. What’s perhaps surprising is that today’s PS5 update size is only a rather small 900 MB. The new PS5 July 8 update for Sony’s console isn’t massive but will hopefully offer some sort of boost in performance in games, apps, and the console itself. Let’s have a look at the patch notes.

What’s new in the PS5 system update 21.01-03.21.00 for July 8, 2021?

PS5 System Update

The new system update for the PS5, tagged 21.01-03.21.00, offers very little in terms of details but is supposed to help with system performance. As usual with big PS5 updates, there are often other improvements that Sony isn’t willing to share. Regardless, this is still vague and doesn’t specify whether it helps with games, apps, or just moving about the console settings.

PS5 System Software Update 21.01-03.21.00 Release Notes

This system software update improves system performance.

Sony’s own PlayStation system update page has now been updated with this latest patch but doesn’t offer any further details beyond what’s above. The previous patch, 21.01-03.20.00, had exactly the same message, but also included some specific stability improvements in both the DualSense controller and moving games around the PS5. Since Sony usually allows PS5 firmware updates to be previewed in a beta version for any interested users but didn’t with today’s update, it’s likely that it’s just the minor stability update that it seems. Hopefully, the next PS5 system update offers more significant improvements.

For more game-related news today, the first PlayStation State of Play stream since E3 is happening later on, which will mostly be focused on Arkane’s upcoming exclusive Deathloop but with around 20 minutes devoted to new third-party and indie games. Hopefully the mysterious Abandoned will be shown off at last, which probably isn’t Silent Hill but there may still be one announced.