PS5 firmware update set to add Dolby Atmos and 8TB storage allowance

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It also includes a series of accessibility features to try and make gaming easier for more.
PS5 firmware update set to add Dolby Atmos and 8TB storage allowance

The next significant PlayStation 5 software update is in Beta as of today, 31st July, ahead of a rollout later this year.

A key PS5 feature is being able to expand the storage space without plugging in an external driver (although, that’s an option too) and be able to buy any M.2 SSD that is compatible from a range of manufacturers. The PS5 comes with 825GB of storage space as standard, with a 4TB limit on a new SSD. This will now increase to 8TB.

That’s a lot more space to download the likes of Gran Turismo 7, F1 Manager 2023, Assessto Corsa Competizione and MotoGP 23.

A second DualSense controller can now be assigned as an ‘assist controller’, allowing two to be used as if they were one. This should be particularly useful for those who struggle to hold a gamepad in the most popular way or be used to help in a collaborative way. Haptic feedback will also be possible to help signpost the main console menus.

From a social aspect, you’ll be able to invite groups to a game, join sessions more easily from profiles and react to messages with emojis. A search feature will be added to the game library section too.

PS5 Accessibility second controller option

Finally, for those who own Dolby Atmos-enabled sound bars, TVs and home theatre systems, you’ll be able to enjoy the 3D audio the PS5 is capable of through your devices.

No date for the full release has been announced yet other than later in 2023, but the test is now live in the US, Canada, Japan, the UK, Germany and France.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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