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PlayStation 5 Firmware Update 9.00 Launches Worldwide

Sony launched the latest system update for PlayStation 5, with firmware 9.00 rolling out worldwide.

The DualSense and DualSense Edge, PlayStation VR2, PlayStation VR2 Sense, and Access controllers received new firmware updates.

The update for Sony’s console lets you adjust the brightness of your PS5’s power indicator, improves DualSense mic noise cancellation, enables you to interact with the Share Screen using pointers and emojis, and enhances DualSense speaker audio.

The DualSense speaker now has more user control and can clearly hear things in-game. Sony also mentions that a new AI machine-learning model has improved the mic. You no longer hear button presses, and game audio is suppressed to help produce a better audio experience.

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PlayStation has updated both Parties and Share Screen. These features allow players to interact with the host’s gameplay by sending pings or drawing lines to assist the host player using a pointer. Additionally, players can use on-screen emojis to celebrate moments during gameplay. The feature can be turned on via the Viewer Interactions menu in the Share Screen settings.

PlayStation 5 Firmware Update 9.00 Changes

We’ve updated the device software of the DualSense and DualSense Edge wireless controllers to improve their sound features.

  • 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.

Share Screen Interactions

Players watching Share Screen in full screen mode can now use pointers and emoji reactions to interact with the host’s gameplay.

  • Viewers can move a pointer around, send a ping or draw a line on the shared screen, allowing them to highlight certain objects or areas to guide the host player more accurately.
  • Viewers can send emoji-based reactions to the host’s screen to visually encourage and celebrate gameplay actions.
  • Note: this feature is available by default but can be turned off by the host in the Share Screen settings. Both the host and the viewer must be participating in the beta to use this feature during the beta period.

Adjust Brightness of PS5 Power Indicator

You can now adjust the brightness of your PS5 console’s power indicator.

  • Go to [Settings] > [System] > [Beep and Light], and then select [Brightness].