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PS5 System Update 23.02-08.00.00 Out Now, Brings 8TB SSD Support, Dolby Atmos & More

Sony Interactive Entertainment has rolled out PS5 system update 23.02-08.00.00 for download, and this is a major patch for the company’s flagship console, as it brings a number of much-requested features to the table including support for 8TB SSDs.

You may recall that this update was previously released in beta form back in July, where it was made available for select users only. However, it’s now been released for everyone to download. Be sure to read the full PS5 system update 23.02-08.00.00 patch notes below!

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Main features of this system software update

  • Dolby Atmos® is now supported, and you can enjoy 3D audio on HDMI devices that
    support Dolby Atmos.

    • Enjoy an immersive audio experience with your supported HDMI device while playing PS5 games that support the Tempest 3D audio technology.
    • Media apps that support Dolby Atmos can now deliver the spatial sound experience with your supported HDMI device.
    • To turn on Dolby Atmos, go to [Settings] > [Sound] > [Audio Output] > [Audio Format (Priority)], and then select [Dolby Atmos].
  • You can now use an M.2 SSD with a maximum capacity of 8 TB to expand storage space on your PS5.
  • The screen reader now supports Turkish, Swedish, and Portuguese (Portugal).
  • You can now use an assist controller.
    • You can now assign a second controller to a user who’s logged in to your PS5 as an assist controller. This allows you to use the main controller along with the assist controller to control your PS5 as if you were using one controller.
    • To use an assist controller, go to [Settings] > [Accessibility] > [Controllers] > [Use Second Controller for Assistance], and then turn on [Use Assist Controller].
    • You can use an assist controller when using a DualSense or DualSense Edge wireless controller, or a PS5-supported third-party controller as the main controller.

Other updated features

  • The following features and improvements have been added to & Game Base.
    • You can now easily see which of your friends are in an activity you can join under the Friends tab.
    • The joinable icon will be displayed next to friends who are playing a game you can join.
    • You can join a friend’s game directly by pressing the options button and selecting [Join Game], or by selecting (Join) on their profile card.
    • When someone’s sharing their screen in a party, you’ll now see a preview of their Share Screen. You can find this in the Parties tab.
    • You can now react to messages with emojis.
    • It’s now easier to access media shared in your groups. Select [Shared Media] from the options menu in the messages card.
  • The usability of cards in the control center has been improved.
    • Activity cards have been improved. When multiple activities are in progress, the newest one will appear as a standalone card in the control center. The consolidated activities card will also continue to be displayed.
    • Game Help cards have been improved.
      • In addition to in-progress activities, you can now see available, previously available, upcoming, and completed activities.
      • When a card is selected, its details are now displayed on the right side of the card, making it easier to find objectives and their corresponding hints.
  • The console navigation experience has been improved.
    • When moving the cursor while navigating the console, the sound effect you hear when you reach the point where you can’t move any further is now more pronounced and noticeable.
    • You can now get haptic feedback through vibrations on your controller while navigating your PS5. Go to [Settings] > [Accessibility] [Controllers], and then turn on [Haptic Feedback During Console Navigation].
  • In the game hub, you can now see how many tournaments you’ve entered and the highest place you’ve achieved.
  • On the player profile screen, you’ll now see [Most played] games.
  • In game library, you can now search for games just within your game library.
  • Browse useful tips for getting the most out of your PS5 and learn about new features in the new [Discover Tips] section.
    • Go to [Settings] > [Guide & Tips, Health & Safety, and Other Information] > [Guide and Tips], and then select [Discover Tips] to view all the tips.
  • Simplified Cangjie has been added to text input methods for Chinese (Traditional).
    • To use the Simplified Cangjie input method on the on-screen keyboard, go to [Settings] > [System] > [Language] > [Input Language] >[Chinese (Traditional)], and then turn on 「速成].
    • To use it on an external keyboard, go to [Settings] > [Accessories] > [Other Accessories] and select [Chinese (Traditional)] for [Type], and [] for [^].
  • You can now mute or adjust the volume of the PS5’s beep sound when turning it on or off, or putting it in rest mode. Go to [Settings] > [System]> [Beep Sound].
    • To adjust the beep sound volume, select [Volume].
    • To mute the beep sound, turn on [Mute Beep Sound].
  • The video output information screen displayed in [Settings] > [Screen and Video] > [Video Output] has been redesigned to make it easier to view.
    • To see your current resolution, color format, and HDCP version, select [Current Video Output Signal].
    • To see the support status of HDR (high dynamic range) and VRR (variable refresh rate) for each of the available frequencies for your HDMI device, select [Information for the Connected HDMI Device].
  • Voice Command has been improved.
    • The help content of Voice Command has been improved.
      • You can now navigate between help content pages using Voice Command.
      • Help content will be hidden after some time has passed.
    • If you say “What’s new?” via Voice Command on any screen, you can now check for new PS5 features and the latest information about PS Plus.
    • Currently, Voice Command (Preview) is only available in English for players with accounts for PlayStation Network in the UK and USA.
  • The PS5 QR code login screen has been redesigned. The QR codes are now much larger.
  • We’ve updated the device software of the DualSense wireless controller, DualSense Edge wireless controller, PlayStation VR2, and PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers to improve stability.
  • We’ve improved the messages and usability on some screens.