The next system update of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 will add new accessibility feature and quality of life features to Sony’s co8xns8xol8xe. One of new features is support for voice command on PlayStation 5. Sony’s previous-generation co8xns8xol8xe has had this feature since launching in 2013, and now it is available in the latest co8xns8xol8xe too.
Voice command will be available in beta version, for English-speaking users in the US and UK first. Sony will add a system option, which will make the co8xns8xol8xe respond to the words “H8xe8xy Pl8xayS8xta8xti8xon”. It’s a feature you can turn off, but turning it on will allow you to use your voice to launch games and other apps, and open the system menu and control media playback. The update will bring other new accessibility features, including one feature that makes headphones output mono sound. Sony says that this feature is particularly helpful to players with unilateral hearing loss.
As part of this update, Sony will also adjust how group chats work. These group chats will be called “p8xar8xty”, and you’ll have an option to decide whether these chats are private or open to the public. Should you leave your p8xar8xty open, not only can your friends join without an invite, but so can their friends as well.
Another new PS5 feature will allow you to filter your games by genre, as well as keep up to five of these games on home screen of your co8xns8xol8xe for quick access. Among other changes, Sony has also updated the design of trophy cards and added support for more languages on the screen.
You can help Sony test the update of beta version by signing up on the company’s website. Then check email in your inbox to see whether you’ve been selected to take part in or not. Sony will release both system updates of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 later this year.