PlayStation 5 Enhances DualSense Audio, Fine-Tunes Power Indicator Brightness, and Introduces Other Improvements
Sony has detailed a range of new features and enhancements for the PlayStation 5, currently available in beta form and slated for a wider release in the coming months.
Hideaki Nishino, senior vice president of platform experience at Sony Interactive Entertainment, outlined the updates in a PlayStation Blog post. The beta for these updates is limited to invited participants in select regions, including the U.S., Canada, Japan, UK, Germany, and France, with chosen participants notified via email.
Among the updates, the DualSense controller receives improvements to speaker audio, allowing for higher volume sound and clearer in-game sounds and voice chat audio. Additionally, the built-in microphone benefits from enhancements in input quality, thanks to a new AI machine learning model, which suppresses background noise from button presses and game audio for a better voice chat experience.
Share screen interactions have also been enhanced, enabling viewers in full-screen mode to use pointers and emoji reactions to interact with the host’s gameplay. Nishino noted that viewers can now move a pointer, send pings, or draw lines on the shared screen, facilitating more accurate guidance for the host player.
Finally, users now have the ability to adjust the brightness of the PS5’s power indicator by navigating to Settings, System, Beep and Light, and then Brightness.