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There is little time, Sony has announced a beta version for a future PlayStation firmware update 5. The main features included big changes in the functioning of the groups, as well as the possibility of pinning games and Applications. Well, this firmware update – version 22.01-05.00.00 to be accurate – is available now. The update itself does a little more than 1 GB. The update notes are actually quite bulky, so let’s review all the main new features here.
First, yes, game base and parties have undergone a redesign. Game base is now divided into three sections – Friends, Parties and Messages – Parties now referring to vocal cats. Your friends list is now ranked under the Friends tab for easier access, and friendly requests and searches are now also here. It also seems to be much easier to launch Share Play with a group.
Six new languages are now supported with the screen reader function, including Russian, Arabic, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Korean. The management of the Ukrainian language has been added at all levels.
The trophies have been refreshed, with cards of trophies and lists of more colorful trophies. In addition, trophy monitoring can now suggest trophies to win by playing a game.
The voice command (preview) can now be activated, allowing you to say “Hey, PlayStation” followed by a command. You can use it to start games or applications, control multimedia playback, etc. This is only available in English for US and British accounts, but we are sure it will be extended over time.
There are still many more. In the game library, you can now filter by genre in the tab your collection. The PS Plus application is now pinned to the leftmost side of the home screen for easy access. Speaking of pinning, you can now pin up to five games or applications on the home screen by highlighting an icon and selecting Keep at home on the Options menu. In addition, the icon tape now allows you to display three other games or applications.
Oh, and one last note: The DualSense PS5 controller also has a software update, so be sure to update these controllers. The PS5 should inform you automatically after installing the PS5 firmware update.
Many things to dig here, then! What are you waiting for this update? Tell us in the Comments section below.