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PlayStation 5 gamers can save a ton of storage if they tweak this setting

PlayStation 5 gamers can save a ton of storage if they tweak this setting

Did you know about this trick?

It seems that with each new console generation, the demands on our precious console storage space are growing evermore potent, which makes sense, because the more advanced video games become, the bigger they will likely grow in gigabytes.

Unfortunately, despite the increased storage requirement for most AAA games, Sony and Microsoft seem reluctant to compensate for those demands by increasing console storage space to a beneficial level. Being the pessimist that I am, that is likely a deliberate tactic to entice players to cough up the cash for additional storage whether it be new internal or external hard drives.

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One of the biggest culprits of gobbling up loads of storage space is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor which demands around a whopping 150GB. Thankfully, there is a trick that you may not have known about that could save you extra storage.

As any Bloodborne and Elden Ring fan will tell you, it’s exhilarating when you finally defeat an epic boss, that may have taken you hours and countless respawns to take down.

However, it would be ideal to be in total control of sharing those moments, something that the default PlayStation 5 setting does not grant us, but there is an easy way to fix that.

By default, the PlayStation 5 will capture gameplay for important moments when a platinum or gold trophy is earned. This is actually a great feature because we might not know that this is a thing, yet, at the expense of capturing those moments is the requirement of taking up additional and precious storage space.

“As a [PlayStation 5] newcomer in the gaming world, I'd really appreciate some expert advice to help me get started,” asked Redditor _oldschoolfellow. The Reddit thread wasn't short of providing helpful tips such as this user that let us all know how we can save some storage space.

“Turn off Auto-Capture for trophies - all the clips/shots can bloat internal storage,” suggested LuckyNumber003 to which pygmeedancer replied “I just dumped 21GB by deleting all my trophy captures. And I turned off Auto-Capture. You are a god for this one.”

To turn off the Auto-Capture when trophies are earned, go into your PlayStation 5 settings via the dashboard, then to ‘Capture and Broadcasts’, in ‘Capture’ scroll down to ‘Auto-Capture' and select ‘Trophies’.

When in ‘Trophies’ you can not only select which trophies you want to capture gameplay for, but you can also select the same for screenshots but also, turn ‘Auto-Capture’ completely off or select the duration of how long you want that captured gameplay to be.

So, there you have it, if you wanted more control of the trophy moments that your PS5 captures, now you know how. If you do decide to turn the ‘Auto-Capture’ off, you can still capture moments by pressing the Share button on the DualSense controller.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Topics: Sony, Tech, PlayStation, PlayStation 5