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Available Today New PS5 Update Adds DualSense Controller Improvements and More

Sony is rolling out a new PS5 system update to PS5 users today which adds various enhancements to the console including the DualSense Controller.

The update launched into beta in early February and the company revealed it was working with AI algorithms to enhance the audio on the controller. This includes both the speaker and the noise cancellation.

It is still unclear how “improved” the experience is so you’ll have to test it out for yourself. However, Sony claims the update does help with the quality of audio input and output on the DualSense Controller.

The new update also adds various Share Screen Interactions to the console. Viewers can move a pointer around the screen while also adding emotes and stamps to streams.

The update also adds the ability to dim your PS5 console light. You can now go from “Bright” down to “Medium” and even “Dim”.

DualSense wireless controller built-in mic and speaker audio enhancements

How to Update DualSense Controller Without a PS5

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 centre.

Share Screen Interactions

PS5 System Software

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 PS5 Power Indicator

You can now adjust the brightness of your PS5 console’s power indicator.

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