Sony releases the PS5 firmware 2.0-04.00.00 for download. So far, however, only for beta users: participants in the beta program announced in June can therefore first try out the new features and optimizations in advance. Sony did not announce a date for the final version. The patch notes are already available – and with them details of the changes. The list of innovations is quite extensive this time. One of the highlights is support for M.2 SSDs. This gives users the opportunity to expand the PlayStation 5’s system memory. SSDs with a capacity between 250 GB and 4 TB are currently supported. Details on the specifications and compatibilities of the PS5 SSDs can be found in a separate article under this link.

In addition, the new PS5 firmware enables 3D audio support for TV speakers – the feature was previously only available via headphones. A nice feature: With the built-in microphone on the DualSense controller, you can measure the acoustics of your room. With the help of the data, the PS5 creates a 3D audio profile that is adapted to the respective room conditions. Sony also announces in the patch notes that they have improved the audio quality of some games if their 3D audio for headphones is enabled hard.

In addition, installed games from different platforms are now displayed separately on the home screen and in the games library – with icons for PS4 and PlayStation 5 (buy now ). In the trophy area, after the update, it is again possible to track up to five trophies per game at the same time. Furthermore, the trophies are now displayed vertically instead of horizontally. This has the advantage that more information is displayed for each trophy. You can find an overview of the patch notes in the tweet included below.

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