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New PS5 System Software Beta Is Rolling Out, Brings Enhancements To DualSense Built-In Mic And Speaker

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it is rolling out a new PS5 system software beta for selected users, bringing with it numerous enhancements to the DualSense, specifically its built-in microphone and speaker.

The format holder revealed that invites are now rolling out to those in select countries, but it plans to release the update globally in the ‘coming months.’ For now, here’s what to expect:

  • Controller speaker enhancements. The controller speakers can now produce higher volume sound, allowing you to hear in-game sounds and voice chat audio more clearly.
  • Improved noise cancellation. The mic input quality on these controllers has been improved, courtesy of a new AI machine learning model. Background noise from button presses and game audio are suppressed, resulting in a better voice chat experience. Install the system software beta and update the controller device software to enjoy enhanced clarity of your voice chat audio when using the controller mic.
  • With this update, you may feel that the sounds coming from your controller speaker may sound louder. You can adjust the controller speaker volume from the control center.

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Elsewhere, the beta gives you the ability to adjust the brightness of the PS5 Power Indicator, done simply by heading to Settings > System > Beep and Light > select Brightness.

[Source – PlayStation Blog]