Sony has announced a new PlayStation 5 software update that strengthens system performance, but that’s all there is to it. The PlayStation 5 is now available worldwide. The next-generation console was released by Sony in November of last year. According to reports, since the console’s premiere in April of this year, more than 7.8 million copies have been sold through March 31, 2021. 3.3 million units were sold in the first three months of 2021, according to reports.
What’s the recent update?
The new update’s version number is 21.01-03.21.00.00. The most recent update was 21.01-03.20.00.04, which was released on June 9th, 2021. It was a dull update, and the latest one appears to be more of the same. We’re pretty confident the update accomplishes more than that, but the details on these ‘behind-the-scenes’ modifications haven’t been revealed yet. We’ve put the latest update for this new system software upgrade below for your convenience:
What’s included in the update
The April update added the ability to save PS5 games to an indefinite USB drive. There were also some social aspects, as well as a slew of other intriguing features. The update, which is 902.4MB in size, is now available for download and installation.
That update solved an issue in the battery indicator that caused the battery bar to flicker repeatedly (showing low power) even when the console was fully charged. Sony also improved the PlayStation smartphone app, allowing users to join a multiplayer session mainly on PS5, monitor PS5 console memory, discuss trophy collections with friends, and search and filter products in the PlayStation Store.
The official patch notes also mentioned cures for a PS5 screen reader problem and hidden games issue and advancements when replicating games from USB to console. Sony published the PS5’s first massive system software update globally on April 14, adding the ability to store PS5 games on external USB drives (but not play titles from them), and cross-gen Share Play, which means PS5 users can let friends on PS4 remote play games.
Below are some noteworthy patch notes about the latest version:
- To increase stability, you’ve updated DualSense wireless controller device software.
- Sony has corrected an issue that prevented some screens from working properly when using a screen reader.
- They have fixed a problem where games you’d hidden on PS4 weren’t being hidden on PS5.
- The accessibility features now include zoom. To magnify what’s on your screen, use zoom. To use this function, go to Settings > Accessibility > Display > Zoom.
- Disable Game Chat Audio has been added to the control center’s Sound section. If you choose this option, you will not be able to hear your voice in-game discussions, nor will you be able to hear the voices of other players. The party voice chat audio is not affected by this setting.
- You’ll be able to view your online friends and access recent parties more simply. To quickly switch between tabs, use the R1 and L1 buttons.
- You can now switch on or off notifications for each of the parties you’re a part of.
- Your PS5 console will check for newer stored data in cloud storage when you start or restart a game. You can select to sync your data if you have more recent saved data in cloud storage.
- Directly from the home screen, you can now manage your saved data. Upload/Download Saved Data and Check Sync Status of Saved Data are now available when you access the settings menu for a game.
There’s more to explore about all of this, but Since the update has just been released, we will have to wait for a bit as unfolding happens.