PlayStation 5 & 4 Beta System Features Launch Tomorrow; UI Changes, Enhanced Accessibility & More

Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 beta participants will receive new system features to test tomorrow. A myriad of selectable options for a more cohesive gaming experience is at the forefront of these additions.

Voice chat on PlayStation 4 will be updated for better transparency for the type of party one chooses. Individual participant voice volume can also be adjusted on the aforementioned console, mimicking the PlayStation 5’s functionality. PlayStation 5 will be updated to increase voice chat reporting efficacy and implement Share Play initiation from voice chat itself. Additionally, voice chat menus on PlayStation 5 will be cleaned up for better understanding.

Further, the PlayStation 5 home screen will be updated to provide genre filtering, increased app depiction, and more. Trophy UI and designs will also be updated.

In the realm of accessibility, Screen Reader will be immensely enhanced on PlayStation 5. The following languages will be supported by vocalized text:

  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Polish
  • Korean

The only available languages for Screen Reader prior to this upcoming update were as follows:

  • United States English
  • United Kingdom English
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Latin American Spanish
  • French
  • Canadian French

You can read more details regarding these modifications arriving to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 beta participants via PlayStation Blog.


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