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PS5 Global Update Unveils Exciting Enhancements

  • Updated: 16 September 2023
  • | Sony
PS5 New Features

The PlayStation 5 (PS5) is ushering in an exciting new era with its latest global system software update. This update, enriched by the input of beta testers, introduces a range of enhancements, including new accessibility features, immersive audio options, and improved ways to connect with other players. Notably, this update also brings support for larger-capacity M.2 SSDs, expanding your storage possibilities. In addition, the PS Remote Play is now available on additional Android devices, offering more flexibility for gamers. Here's a closer look at the key highlights of this update:

Enhanced Accessibility:

  • Use of Second DualSense Controller: This feature allows a second DualSense controller to be used for assistance, facilitating collaborative gameplay or aiding others in challenging gaming sections.
  • System UI Haptic Feedback: You now have the option to enable haptic feedback effects while navigating the PS5's user interface, enhancing immersion, particularly for players with sight or hearing impairments.

Audio Advancements:

  • 3D Audio with Dolby Atmos: Owners of compatible Dolby Atmos-enabled HDMI devices, such as soundbars and home theater systems, can now experience 3D Audio powered by Tempest 3D AudioTech for even greater immersion in PS5 games.

Social Feature Enhancements:

  • Party UI Update: Invite players to a closed party without automatically adding them to the group or forming a new group. Party invitations can now also be sent to groups.
  • Share Screen Preview: Get a preview of someone's Share Screen before entering a party where screen sharing is active.
  • Join Friends' Game Sessions: Easily see which friends are playing a game you can join under the "Friends" tab.
  • Game Hub Tournaments Tile: Within the game hub, view your tournament participation and achievements, along with upcoming tournaments.
  • React to Messages with Emojis: Add reactions to messages using emojis for quicker and more expressive communication.

Ease-of-Use Features:

  • Library Game Search: Search for games within your library.
  • Game Help Improvements: Game Help cards now provide information on available, previously available, upcoming, and completed activities.
  • Discover New Features: Explore helpful tips and discover new features in the "Discover Tips" section.
  • Mute PS5 Beep Sound: Adjust or mute the PS5's beep sound when powering it on or off, or when putting it in rest mode.
  • Support for Larger M.2 SSDs: Expand your PS5's storage space with M.2 SSDs of up to 8TB in capacity, up from the previous 4TB limit. Ensure your SSD meets the specified requirements.

In addition to these enhancements, PS Remote Play is now available on more Android devices, providing more options for gamers to enjoy their favorite titles remotely. This update reflects Sony's commitment to enhancing the gaming experience on the PS5. Stay tuned for further updates and exciting gaming possibilities.