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Latest PS5 Beta Firmware Increases DualSense Speaker Volume and More


Invite are going out today for the latest PS5 beta firmware, which once again introduces some valuable quality-of-life improvements and new features. For those not invited, however: don’t worry, these enhancements will make their way to all PS5 users in the coming months.

The latest PS5 beta firmware primary introduces some DualSense enhancements. Those lucky enough to get into the beta, for example, will find that the DualSense speaker is now considerably louder, enabling them to more easily hear sounds from it during gameplay. Of course, if it’s too loud you can change the volume via the PS5’s system settings. The noise cancellation of the in-built mic is also improved, so that noises like buttons being pressed are no longer picked up. This is apparently courtesy of an new AI machine learning model. Fancy, huh?

Another addition in the latest PS5 beta firmware will potentially please those who make use of the Share Screen feature. When using Share Screen in fullscreen mode, viewers can now move a pointer and even draw lines to either simply have fun or draw the player’s attention to important items. Emoji-based icons can also be posted, to either encourage them or celebrate their actions. While this feature is enabled by default, it can be turned off should the person using Shared Screen not want viewers to use them.

Finally, the last feature in the latest PS5 beta is the ability to adjust the brightness of the PS5 power indicator. So, if you’ve ever been playing your PS5 and thought that its power indicator is too bright, rejoice! Simply go into the system settings to adjust it.

For more information on the latest PS5 beta firmware, visit the PlayStation blog.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!