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PS5 System Update Beta Adds DualSense Controller Sound Enhancements

PS5 System Update Beta Adds DualSense Controller Sound Enhancements

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William D’Angelo
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Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a PlayStation 5 system software update beta has begun rolling out. 

The beta update adds enhancements to the built-in mic and speaker audio for the DualSense wireless controller, Share Screen interactions, and power indicator brightness adjustments.

Read details on the beta update below:

DualSense Wireless Controller Built-in Mic and Speaker Audio Enhancements

We’ve updated the device software of the DualSense and DualSense Edge wireless controllers to improve their sound features.

  • Controller speaker enhancements. The controller speakers can now produce higher volume sound, allowing you to hear in-game sounds and voice chat audio more clearly.
  • Improved noise cancellation. The mic input quality on these controllers has been improved, courtesy of a new AI machine learning model. Background noise from button presses and game audio are suppressed, resulting in a better voice chat experience. Install the system software beta and update the controller device software to enjoy enhanced clarity of your voice chat audio when using the controller mic.
  • With this update, you may feel that the sounds coming from your controller speaker may sound louder. You can adjust the controller speaker volume from the control center.

Share Screen Interactions

Players watching Share Screen in full screen mode can now use pointers and emoji reactions to interact with the host’s gameplay.

  • Viewers can move a pointer around, send a ping or draw a line on the shared screen, allowing them to highlight certain objects or areas to guide the host player more accurately.
  • Viewers can send emoji-based reactions to the host’s screen to visually encourage and celebrate gameplay actions.
  • Note: this feature is available by default but can be turned off by the host in the Share Screen settings. Both the host and the viewer must be participating in the beta to use this feature during the beta period.

Adjust Brightness of PlayStation 5 Power Indicator

You can now adjust the brightness of your PlayStation 5 console’s power indicator.

  • Go to [Settings] > [System] > [Beep and Light], and then select [Brightness].

A life-long and avid gamer, William D’Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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