Sony has announced a brand new PS5 beta update that adds a bunch of new features, but there’s two that will stand out in-particular for tech-heads.
The first is the ability to use Dolby Atmos audio devices including soundbars, TVs and home theatre systems. The Tempest 3D AudioTech will render to Dolby Atmos including overhead channels allowing for even larger sound stages when playing PS5 games.
The second is support for larger capacity M.2 SSDs including 8TB. Previously, the limit was 4TB. Admittedly, I didn’t know these had hit the market yet, but they do exist, just like this one right HERE for a whopping $1,599 AUD.
3D Audio powered by Tempest 3D AudioTech can now be enjoyed by those who own compatible Dolby Atmos-enabled HDMI devices such as soundbars, TVs or home theater systems. Tempest 3D AudioTech specifically renders to the Dolby Atmos audio devices in use – including overhead channels – allowing for even greater levels of immersion in the audioscapes of PS5 games
You can now use an M.2 SSD with a maximum capacity of 8TB (up from the previous 4TB limit) to expand storage space on your PS5 console.
You can also beep your PS5 so that you can sneak in those late-night gaming sessions without anyone hearing. Outside of that there’s a bunch of other features that you can read about including another DualSense controller for accessibility purposes and searching games within your library, but you can read all about it HERE.
At the time of writing, this PS5 beta update has rolled out to PS5 users, but will likely be a month or so before we get it in Australia. If you’re after some Dolby Atmos rears in preparation, I highly recommend the Sonos Era 300s. You can find my review of those HERE.