PlayStation 5
by on Jun 17, 2021

PlayStation 5 invites beta testers for next System Software Update later this year

PlayStation has announced a PlayStation 5 Software System Beta program, allowing participants to test future system updates ahead of launch.

As announced via the PlayStation blog, registration is open to players over the age of 18 in the UK, US, Canada, Japan, Germany and France. You’ll need a PlayStation 5 console with an internet connection and a PlayStation Network account too, of course.

Those who sign up on the PlayStation website will be added to the potential pool of testers automatically without having to register again for future betas. You’ll put new features to the test, and provide feedback to ensure the best version of the software reaches everyone. Naturally, you can always restore your system to the latest official version before the beta ends if you encounter issues.

While the contents of the next system update haven’t been revealed, the console’s first major update landed back in April. It included among other things the ability to store, but not run, PlayStation 5 games on an external USB drive.

Other yet-to-come features still promised include external SSD support, but we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out if it’ll be coming in this update or not. PlayStation 5’s next system update is currently scheduled to roll out “later this year”.

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