When the second major system update for the PlayStation 5 is released tomorrow, everyone who has managed to acquire the system will also be able to experience 3D audio via their TV’s built-in stereo speakers, similar to the way it works on compatible headsets.
There’s an accompanying update for the PS5’s DualSense controller that lets players use the built-in microphone to help calibrate the audio settings to work for their TV and the room they’re in. If you own Sony’s Pulse 3D headset (it’s a good option for the PS5, among several others we can suggest) then there will be a new equalizer settings panel in the sound controls menu, so you can tweak the audio to your liking.
Still, upgrading the next-gen system’s 825GB of built-in storage is the most pressing issue for most gamers, with fall titles starting to roll out and install sizes that are only getting larger. We have all the advice you need on which SSDs to buy, how fast they really need to be, and instructions for installing the extra storage once the update arrives.
You can also customize the layout of the Control Center, while PS4 and PS5 games are now separated in the Installed tab of your game library. PS Remote Play will be available when you’re outside of WiFi range for streaming games or simply browsing the console’s menus. Sony recommends speeds of at least 5Mbps to play, with a suggestion of 15Mbps in both directions for the best experience from 5G or 4G LTE connections.
One other major new feature won’t be available until September 23rd when players can start to stream Share Screens from a friend’s PS5 in the PS App on iOS or Android. Once the feature is available, all they need to do is join your party chat, and then you can let them tune in directly to a broadcast of the game you’re playing like it’s a personal Twitch.
The P5 accolades feature that has been included but underutilized since the system launched is getting better too, as players can award the people they meet online by noting them as a “Leader.” That’s in addition to the existing commendations like “good sport,” “welcoming” and “helpful.”