The first beta update of PS5 is available in select territories and introduces at least 8 new features for the next-gen console.
A major part in this context is played by the DualSense controller, which will now be used to improve audio quality.
This is the update that made possible, among other things, the announcement of the first external SSD supported by PlayStation 5.
The console continues its golden moment, after announcing only yesterday the achievement of 10 million units sold.
The big news of the beta update for PS5 are many , even if the charge is undoubtedly the support for external SSDs.
Players in the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany and France will therefore be able to access the M.2 SSD slot.
To do this, you will need a SSD M.2 that is the fourth generation of PCIe and has speeds of 5,500MB or higher.
Among the various supported brands are the Samsung 980 Pro and the Western Digital SN850, as mentioned by The Verge.
The system recognizes a minimum of 250GB and a maximum of 4TB for additional storage.
Sony gets its hands on by explaining that it does not guarantee that games installed on external SSDs will have the same performance as the internal SSD , and that it does not guarantee proper functioning.
Other interesting additions include 3D audio support for speakers built into televisions.
This feature is guaranteed by the DualSense controller, which will be used to measure the acoustics of a room in order to apply 3D audio.
The control center will allow for more customization, and PS5 users will be able to read and text friends directly from there.
The Friends tab in the Game Base will also be updated, so you can immediately see who is online, and a big news is planned for the library.
Now, different PS4 and PS5 versions of a game will both appear in the library, and the title of each game will clearly state which version it will belong to.
A Trophy tracker has been added, allowing you to follow up to five Trophies through the control center.
Finally, PlayStation Now now allows you to select resolution between 720p and 1080p, while a new clip will allow PS5 players to compete in challenges for high scores in games.
Thanks to the additional space provided by the new SSDs, however, you can install more free games for both PS4 and PS5 on your consoles, and that’s good news.
The fact remains that the console is still difficult to find, a situation that it has in common with the Xbox Series X.
For the moment, on a more hilarious note, there is no update that will allow you to understand if you are positioning the PS5 upside down or not.
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