New PS5’s Beta Firmware Adds 3D Audio, Trophy Tracking, And Enhancements


Sony has released an important software update for users in its PlayStation 5 system software beta program, which combines numerous enhancements to the console interface. The current PS5 beta allows 3D audio support through TV speakers, which can be greatly optimized using a DualSense controller.

“You can also measure the acoustics of your room using the microphone on your DualSense wireless controller to apply the 3D audio setting that’s optimized for your room,” the beta notes–as spotted by The Verge–read.

Beta update 2.0-04.00.00 also marks the new update which includes more personalization options for rearranging or choosing controls in the Control Center interface, adds message-writing functionality for friends and parties from the Game Base, and adds new management options to the Friends tab. One of the more irritating issues being fixed is the accidental download of a PS4 edition of a game instead of its PS5 version.

“Under the [Installed] tab, each game’s tile now clearly indicates its platform (such as PS4 or PS5),” the beta notes explained. “Also, just in your game’s home screen, different platform versions of a game will now appear separately.”

A trophy tracker will enable players to access up to 5 trophies per game through the Control Center, while PlayStation Now is adding 720p and 1080p options for streaming, as well as a new automatic video clip for PS5 players when they’ve developed a high score challenge in a game.

Trophies will now give more details as they’ll be displayed vertically by default. Parental controls have been updated so that parents will be notified via the PS5 or on the PlayStation app when their child requests to play a game or communicate online.

Sony has clarified the process of setting up internet connections and has combined another stability update for the DualSense controller software.

On the side of the hardware, the PS5 beta has enabled internal SSD expansion using NVMe M.2 SSDs.

Sony’s PS5 has become the fastest-selling PlayStation console, as the company announced this week that over 10 million units have been sold all over the world since release.

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