As the holiday season approaches and a wave of exciting game releases draws near, Sony has rolled out an all-new PS5 system software update globally.
Everything you must know about the PS5 software update
This update, featuring various enhancements and new features, is the result of valuable feedback from beta participants.
Here’s everything you need to know about the latest PS5 update:
New Accessibility Features
One of the key highlights of this update is the introduction of new accessibility features.
Users can now employ a second DualSense controller for assistance, providing novel ways to enjoy games collaboratively or aiding others in navigating challenging game sections.
Enhanced Audio Options
This update brings new audio options, allowing 3D Audio powered by Tempest 3D AudioTech to be experienced on compatible Dolby Atmos-enabled HDMI devices.
This enhancement promises an even more immersive gaming experience.
Improved Multiplayer Features
Sony has introduced new ways to connect with other players and customise multiplayer sessions, enhancing the social gaming experience.
Expanded Storage Support
One of the most significant additions is the support for larger-capacity M.2 SSDs, now allowing for SSDs with a maximum capacity of up to 8TB.
This expanded storage support provides gamers with more space to store their favourite titles.
PS Remote Play on More Android Devices
PS Remote Play, which enables gamers to stream their PS5 or PS4 console games to other devices, is now available on additional Android devices, including devices running Android TV OS 12.
This broadens the options for enjoying PlayStation games on various platforms.
New Voice Command Options (U.S. and U.K. Limited Release)
Voice Command functionality has been improved, allowing users to activate Help content by saying:
“Hey PlayStation, help.”
You can also use voice commands to check for new PS5 features and view the current PlayStation Plus monthly games lineup.
This feature is currently available in English for PS5 players with accounts registered in the US and UK.
Enhancements to the PS App
In the coming weeks, the PS App will receive new features for both iOS and Android users.
These features include the ability to react to messages with emojis and see a preview of someone’s Share Screen before joining a party on the PS App.
Additional Features from the Beta
Several features that were part of the PS5 beta have now been included in the global release, including new accessibility features, system UI haptic feedback, and support for compatible Dolby Atmos-enabled audio devices.
Social Feature Enhancements
Social features have been enhanced with a party UI update, a Share Screen preview, and the ability to easily join friends’ game sessions. Additionally, users can now react to messages with emojis.
The update introduces several ease-of-use improvements, such as the ability to search for games in your library, enhancements to Game Help cards, and a Discover Tips section where users can learn about new PS5 features and useful tips.
Users can also mute or adjust the volume of the PS5’s beep sound when turning it on or off, or putting it in rest mode.
This comprehensive PS5 system software update aims to enhance the gaming experience and provide users with more options and flexibility in how they play and connect with others.
Gamers are encouraged to review the requirements for using M.2 SSDs with their PS5 consoles to ensure compatibility.