PlayStation took to their blog today to roll out the details surrounding a new PS5 Update, and it does a lot for accessibility, even allowing the PS5 update to let owners install up to 8TB SSDs.
With the Fall Season right around the corner and a massive October of games coming in hot, today Sony unleashed an all-new PS5 system software update globally. The PS5 update includes new accessibility features, such as utilizing a second DualSense controller for assistance and new audio options that allow 3D Audio powered by Tempest 3D AudioTech to be enjoyed on compatible Dolby Atmos-enabled HDMI devices on the PS5. It’s worth mentioning most of the features rolling out have been in Beta testing on the PS5 since July.
Alongside these previously revealed features (especially since they’ve been in Beta testing), several more have been announced. PS Remote Play allows you to stream games from your PS5 or PS4 console to another device – including smartphones and tablets, PCs and Mac devices – over the internet or through your home network. PlayStation Remote Play is now supported on devices running Android TV OS 12, which includes Chromecast with the 4K models of Google TV and the Sony Bravia XR A95L model.
Additional voice commands are also available in the US and UK, while enhancements to the PlayStation App will arrive later this month. For accessibility purposes, System UI Haptic Feedback has been added to the menu optionality. Fans now have the option to turn on haptic feedback effects while navigating the PS5 with their DualSense controller, DualSense Edge controller, PS Access Controller or PS VR2 Sense controller.
Senior Vice President of Platform Experience at Sony Interactive Entertainment, Hideaki Nishino expanded on the new PS5 Update features with “Later this month, we’ll also gradually roll out some new features for PS App globally, on iOS and Android. Just like the PS5 console updates, you’ll be able to react to messages with emojis and see a preview of someone’s Share Screen before joining the party on PS App.”
Fans can head over to the official PlayStation website to view all of the update changes on the PS Blog.