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PS5 System Update 9.00 Rolling Out, Lets You Adjust the Brightness of the Console’s Power Indicator

Sony has released the PlayStation 5 system software update 9.00 after
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This update for Sony’s console lets you adjust the brightness of your PS5’s power indicator, improves DualSense mic noise cancellation, lets you interact with the Share Screen using pointers and emojis, and enhances DualSense speaker audio.

To adjust the brightness of your PS5's power indicator, go to Settings > System > Beep and Light, and then select Brightness.


As for the DualSense, the controller speakers can now produce higher volume sound, letting you hear in-game sounds and voice chat audio more clearly. Sony said the mic input quality on the DualSense has been improved with a new AI machine-learning model. This means background noise from button presses and game audio are “suppressed”, which, hopefully, makes for a better voice chat experience.

Elsewhere, Sony has added new features in Parties and Share Screen. As mentioned, players watching Share Screen can use pointers and emoji reactions to interact with the host’s gameplay. Viewers can use a pointer or indicate a specific location on the gameplay screen with ping, and send emoji reactions. To make this feature available, turn on Viewer Interactions in the Share Screen settings. Unicode 15.1 emoji is supported, which means you can now use them in messages.


And finally, Sony has updated the device software of the DualSense and DualSense Edge controllers, the PlayStation VR2 headset, PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers, and Access controller to “improve stability.” Yep, it’s the classic “we've improved system software performance and stability” patch note from Sony.

The PS5 launched November 2020 during the height of the pandemic, and has now sold 54.7 million in just over three years. This November the console turns four years old, with
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PS5 9.00 update patch notes:

  • We've updated the device software of the DualSense and DualSense Edge wireless controllers to improve their sound features.
    • The controller speakers can now produce higher volume sound, allowing you to hear in-game sounds and voice chat audio more clearly.
    • The mic input quality on these controllers has been improved with a new AI machine-learning model. Background noise from button presses and game audio are suppressed, resulting in a better voice chat experience.
  • You can now adjust the brightness of your PS5's power indicator.
    • Go to Settings > System > Beep and Light, and then select Brightness.
  • We've added new features in Parties and Share Screen.
    • Players watching Share Screen can use pointers and emoji reactions to interact with the host's gameplay.
      • Viewers can use a pointer or indicate a specific location on the gameplay screen with ping.
      • Viewers can also send emoji reactions.
      • This feature is available when the host turns on Viewer Interactions in the Share Screen settings.
  • Unicode 15.1 emoji is supported. You can now use them in messages.
  • We've updated the device software of the DualSense and DualSense Edge wireless controllers, PlayStation VR2 headset, PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers, and Access controller to improve stability.
  • We've improved system software performance and stability.
  • We've improved the messages and usability on some screens.

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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