Currently, PlayStation 5 game saves can only be either deleted off of your console’s storage, or uploaded to cloud saves. That second option, however, is only for PS Plus subscribers, so those who don’t, for the time being, have no way of moving their saves off-console. This is different from PS4 saves on but PS5 and PS4 consoles, which can be both moved off to the cloud or onto USB storage. That USB storage appears unavailable for PS5 game saves.
IGN has reached out to Sony for comment about whether there are plans to allow consumers to move PS5 saves off onto USB drives. But as listed on the official PlayStation Support website, currently only PS4 game save data and screenshots and video clips can be moved onto USB drives.
We do know that Sony is currently looking into a future update that would allow PS5 games to be installed on or played on external drives, as that is not possible at the moment, though PS4 games can be stored on extended storage options.
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Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Senior News Editor, host of Podcast Beyond!, and PlayStation lead. Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.