Sony Interactive Entertainment has commenced the rollout of the newest PS5 System Software to a select group of beta participants, incorporating several exciting features. These additions include enhancements to the DualSense wireless controller’s built-in mic and speaker audio, the ability to adjust power indicator brightness, and various other improvements.
Those not invited to participate in this beta wave can anticipate a comprehensive beta rollout in the forthcoming months. For fortunate players included in this initial wave, an email invitation to download the beta will be promptly sent out today.
Below are details of the new PS5 System Software beta:
DualSense Wireless Controller Built-in Mic and Speaker Audio Enhancements
We’ve updated the device software of the DualSense and DualSense Edge wireless controllers to improve their sound features.
- Controller speaker enhancements. The controller speakers can now produce higher volume sound, allowing you to hear in-game sounds and voice chat audio more clearly.
- Improved noise cancellation. The mic input quality on these controllers has been improved, courtesy of a new AI machine learning model. Background noise from button presses and game audio are suppressed, resulting in a better voice chat experience. Install the system software beta and update the controller device software to enjoy enhanced clarity of your voice chat audio when using the controller mic.
- With this update, you may feel that the sounds coming from your controller speaker may sound louder. You can adjust the controller speaker volume from the control center.
Share Screen Interactions
Players watching Share Screen in full screen mode can now use pointers and emoji reactions to interact with the host’s gameplay.
- Viewers can move a pointer around, send a ping or draw a line on the shared screen, allowing them to highlight certain objects or areas to guide the host player more accurately.
- Viewers can send emoji-based reactions to the host’s screen to visually encourage and celebrate gameplay actions
- Note: this feature is available by default but can be turned off by the host in the Share Screen settings. Both the host and the viewer must be participating in the beta to use this feature during the beta period.
Adjust Brightness of PlayStation 5 Power Indicator
You can now adjust the brightness of your PlayStation 5 console’s power indicator.
- Go to [Settings] > [System] > [Beep and Light], and then select [Brightness].