You can sign up for the PS5 beta software test of Sony before the major update comes soon

by -
Photo: Sam Rutherford – Sony says that the “biggest” software update will come later this year, so you can now sign up for the beta software PS5 today to help test out the new software before it’s officially released.

From today, the PS5 Beta program can be registered free of charge by people over the age of 18 who live in the USA, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany and France. The main objective, however, is to let the user test new features and provide feedback before the update is finally made public. Sony did not say how many people the update will take place.

Sony says that if a person has been selected, there is an Internet connection and PlayStation Network account, and the only real requirements for participating in a beta program (not including a PS5, of course).

The participants should receive an email with instructions on downloading the beta once selected. In the future, every selected person is registered automatically for beta testing.

Unfortunately, no new features or services were released by Sony as part of the Beta, although “in the coming weeks,” more information was promised by Sony.

This early Spring PS5’s first major software update added new features, such as support for storing PS5 games on external hard drives, Cross-Gen Play with PS4, new customization options and so on.

After the launch of PS5, Sony promised one of the largest features, but it still needs to provide support for setting up a secondary SSD in the expansion console. Sony claims that after the support for the feature is released, a number of approved SSD is planned to be tested to be PS5 compatible. And with only 667GB of basic storage available for both versions of the PS5, every solution providing extra room for games and media will be welcome.

Not to be overdone, Microsoft announced today that the Xbox Design Lab will return after the 8 month break that began just before the new Xbox series consoles were released.

The Xbox Design Lab offers customized color schemes of the Xbox Series controller with a range of 18 different colors, including analog sticks on the gamepad, facial buttons, triggers and its main plastic containers.

Each Xbox Design laboratory controller costs $70 ($10 more than a standard gamepad), but it costs an extra $10 to grab your GamerTag on the controller as well.