Sony’s new PS5 beta replace additionally fixes one among its silliest flaws


The primary main system replace for Sony’s PlayStation 5 is arriving in beta type immediately, lastly letting you increase the console’s 667GB of usable storage by including your individual PCIe Gen 4 SSD in addition to testing new UI choices and increasing 3D Audio assist. However the full changelog additionally features a few options that Sony didn’t spotlight to press — together with a technique to simply replace your DualSense controller if you happen to press the fallacious button!

You see, the PS5 presently has a really foolish flaw: the one time you may replace your controller is whenever you boot the console. And if you happen to say no or by chance press the O button as a substitute of X, you may’t set off that replace till 24 hours have handed (otherwise you tweak your PS5’s inside clock to cheat it).

However in Beta 2.0, there’s now a devoted menu for that beneath Settings > Equipment > Controllers referred to as Wi-fi Controller System Software program. Please forgive my grainy picture.

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You’ll nonetheless see controller replace prompts whenever you launch the console, too — and hitting the circle button will nonetheless immediately dismiss them.

The beta additionally makes one among our different UI frustrations barely higher: the flexibility to simply flip off the console. It’s nonetheless a thriller why Sony switched away from letting you long-press the PS button to requiring further faucets, however a minimum of now you may change what number of faucets it takes. Urgent the hamburger / begin button within the PS5’s fast actions menu now permits you to drag any of them (together with the PS5’s digital energy button) to a unique place in that menu.

Individually, do you know the PS5 permits you to arrange all types of parental controls to your child on what they will play, watch, and do, and it permits you to remotely approve their requests over the online? I didn’t understand that, and the beta replace now permits you to see and reply to these asks via the most recent model of the cellular PlayStation App, not simply through e-mail.

Frankly, it nonetheless wants work: it’s a convoluted course of that kicks you out to an internet browser for setup, requires your child to be signed right into a PlayStation Community account (not only a native profile), has you arrange all types of limits, and kicks you out to an internet browser once more (requiring you to log in) whenever you wish to approve a request. And when you let your child play a specific sport, they get to maintain enjoying till you take away it from the whitelist.

What I need is a straightforward wealthy cellphone notification that successfully lets me faucet “sure, you may play this for half-hour” or “not proper now, child” and be achieved with it immediately. Maybe there’s time earlier than the two.0 software program goes gold? Or maybe in a future replace.