PS5 Update Improves DualSense Sounds, Adjusts Brightness of Power Indicator, and More

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Sony has outlined a raft of new features and quality-of-life improvements for the PlayStation 5, out now in beta form and set to roll out for everyone in the coming months.

In a PlayStation Blog post, senior vice president of platform experience at Sony Interactive Entertainment Hideaki Nishino said the beta including these updates is limited to invited participants in the U.S., Canada, Japan, UK, Germany, and France, who'll receive an email if chosen.

The update sees the DualSense controller get speaker audio enhancements, so it can produce higher volume sound which allows players to hear in-game sounds and voice chat audio more clearly, as well as improvements to the built-in microphone.

"The mic input quality on these controllers has been improved, courtesy of a new AI machine learning model," Nishino said. "Background noise from button presses and game audio are suppressed, resulting in a better voice chat experience."

Share screen interactions are also improved so 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," Nishino said.

Finally, players can now adjust the brightness of the PS5’s power indicator by going to Settings, System, Beep and Light, and then Brightness.
 
PS5 releases every update then im gonna buy it i guess lol
 
Cool, but can we please, please! Get a smaller controller the size of PS4's controller?
It’s been awhile since I’ve held a PS4 controller, are they that much smaller? I feel like the PS5 controller is around the same size, maybe a little bit beefier due to the extra haptics, but not terribly noticeable in my opinion.
 
It’s been awhile since I’ve held a PS4 controller, are they that much smaller? I feel like the PS5 controller is around the same size, maybe a little bit beefier due to the extra haptics, but not terribly noticeable in my opinion.

PS5 is bigger and irritates my hand with carpal issues badly some times.
 
PS5 is bigger and irritates my hand with carpal issues badly some times.
Gotcha, yeah I could see with that going on then a smaller controller would be warranted. Wish 3rd party controllers would implement the same haptics as the PS5 controller, it’s just so good.
 
They would need to remove haptics so they could make a smaller controller.
The haptics are what makes the PS5 controller so good though. Might as well use a PS4 controller at that point, I believe they're compatible with PS5.
 
Only if playing PS4 games on a PS5.
Ah gotcha. Yeah that's a problem then. I haven't tried to use a PS4 controller since getting the PS5 because I like the PS5 controller so much. But yeah I get where you're coming from then.
 
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