Sony has announced that a new PS5 system software beta will be introducing new features, including the ability to support larger capacity M.2 SSDs of up to 8TB.
Beta access is limited to invited participants in select territories and the update is said to release globally later this year.
Here are all the features that players can expect from the upcoming PS5 system software beta:
Use a Second Controller for Assistance. You can now assign a second controller to one account as an assist controller, and use two controllers to operate your PS5 console as if you were using a single controller. This feature introduces a new way for you to enjoy games collaboratively with others or help a friend or child navigate a particularly challenging section of a game.
System UI Haptic Feedback. You now have the option to turn on haptic feedback effects while navigating your PS5 with your DualSense controller, DualSense Edge controller, or PS VR2 Sense controller.
3D Audio powered by Tempest 3D AudioTech can now be enjoyed by those who own compatible Dolby Atmos-enabled HDMI devices such as soundbars, TVs or home theater systems. Tempest 3D AudioTech specifically renders to the Dolby Atmos audio devices in use – including overhead channels – allowing for even greater levels of immersion in the audioscapes of PS5 games.
Party UI update. You can now invite a player into a closed party without automatically adding the player into the group or creating a new group. Additionally, players can now send open or closed party invitations to groups instead of only individual players.
Share Screen Preview. When someone’s sharing their screen in a party that you can join, you’ll now see a preview image of their Share Screen, even before you enter the party.
Join friends’ game sessions easily. You can now easily see which of your friends are in an activity you can join under the [Friends] tab.
Game Hub tournaments tile. In the game hub, you can now see how many tournaments you’ve entered and the highest place you’ve achieved, as well as the start time for the next tournament. You can select the tile to see the full tournament list.
React to messages with emojis. You can now add reactions to messages with emojis, which makes communicating with friends quicker and easier.
Search for games in your library. You can now search for games within your game library.
Game Help improvements. Game Help cards have been improved.
Discover new features. Browse useful tips for getting the most out of your PS5 and learn about new features in the new Discover Tips section.
Mute PS5 beep sound. You can now mute or adjust the volume of the PS5’s beep sound when turning it on or off, or putting it in rest mode.
You can now use an M.2 SSD with a maximum capacity of 8TB (up from the previous 4TB limit) to expand storage space on your PS5 console. M.2 SSDs must meet the requirements outlined on this page.
Are you looking forward to the new PS5 system software update?