PS5 Beta Brings 8TB SSD, dual controller support, Dolby Atmos and social functions

PS5 a monstrous system update unlocks the console’s take gaming to a whole new level. Sony’s beta firmware turbocharges the experience with expanded DualSense capabilities, Dolby Atmos support, and major social and storage upgrades. So, what are the new features that players can look forward to?

The headliner is definitely DualSense flexibility. Gamers can now utilize two controllers simultaneously, designating a second gamepad as an accessibility aid. Imagine the strategic possibilities this opens up for co-op and competitive titles! Both DualSense and DualSense Edge now support this handy feature.

For starters, the new dual controller support allows users to assign a second controller to an account as an assistive controller for a new way to collaborate and enjoy games with others. Whether you’re playing co-op or competing against each other, this feature is sure to make gaming more fun and engaging.

Immersive haptic feedback also comes to system menus. Tightening the connection between DualSense rumble and on-screen actions amps up the sensory experience.

Elsewhere, the update activates Dolby Atmos compatibility for enabled audio devices. Crank those speakers and let the 3D sound effects wash over you – sight and sound in perfect harmony is next-level.

On the social front, PS5 parties score quality-of-life boosts like streamlined invites and screen sharing previews. The Game Data Center provides at-a-glance match history and stats across play sessions too.

Players can now invite others to join a “Private Party” and send party invitations to other groups as “Anyone Can Join” or “Private.” Screen sharing previews and easy joining for friends’ game activities have also been added for more seamless social gaming.

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Lastly, max external SSD capacity doubles to a whopping 8TB. That’s a crazy content vault ready for filling. Gameplay refinements meet serious storage gains in this standout PS5 update.

The beta may still be region-locked for now, but it’s clear the DualSense’s future burns bright. Sony is rapidly unlocking the console’s next-gen potential.

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