PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 console users who are part of the beta test program will be able to take a look at a new system update, which among the novelties brings improvements to the user interface, more options for chat rooms (parties) and new accessibility features.
In a note on its official blog, PlayStation explained that the update will be available to all users in the coming months, but those who are part of the beta testing program will receive an email invitation to access it on February 9.
Update details are available on the official PlayStation bloghowever, here we summarize the functions that we consider most important.
More options for parties
PlayStation detailed that the update will include a function to make a chat room public or private.
Another feature to be added will be the option to launch the Share Play feature from a chat card.
On PS4, the update will allow you to independently modulate the volume of each of the chat room participants.
PS5 UI Improvements
The update will also include improvements to the PS5 user interface, such as the inclusion of a filter that will make it easier to find your games by genre.
Also, there will be an option to keep the games you want on your home screen. This option will be enabled by a box that says “Keep in home”.
Another of the most substantial additions is that the PS5 will include a function to search for games or execute commands with voice commands. You will have to say: “Hey PlayStation!” whenever you want to search for a game, open an app, or go to the settings menu.
At this time, voice command search is only available in English and for players in the US and UK.
In addition to these functions, PlayStation detailed that the update adds support for Russian, Arabic, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Korean to the accessibility function screen reader, which is used to read the options on the screen to a user with hearing difficulties.