May 27, 2024

PS5 Gamers Are Really Excited About New Console Feature

Highlights

  • PlayStation 5 owners are excited about the latest firmware update that allows them to adjust the volume or mute the beep sound when pressing the power button.
  • Gamers joke that this feature has the potential to change the dynamics of relationships by allowing them to turn on the console without waking their spouse.
  • While the update brings some customization options, such as adjusting the beep sound, fans are still disappointed with the lack of small extras available on the PS5 compared to older consoles.


The ability to change the volume of the power button in the latest PlayStation 5 firmware update has managed to excite fans. Sony’s latest firmware update for the PS5 is currently in beta testing, but players who have signed up for the beta program have already started seeing the update rollout to their consoles.

Major firmware updates to the PS5 typically bring a wide range of improvements to many aspects of the console. Previous updates have included introducing support for 1440p monitors and variable refresh rates. The newest PS5 update brings a raft of accessibility options as well as support for up to 8TB M.2 SSDs.

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PlayStation 5 owners on Reddit however are thrilled with the new option to adjust the beep sound when pressing the power button. Gamers now have the option of adjusting the volume or muting the sound altogether, meaning that Sony’s latest machine can boot without the slightest noise. As Reddit user TheTimmyBoy jokingly points out, the update has the potential to change the dynamics of relationships as they are now able to turn on the system without waking their spouse.

Jumping on the tongue-in-cheek nature of the post, gamers have been quick to comment that removing the beep sound of the PlayStation 5 starting up does have its advantages. While the feature isn’t as helpful as the doubling of the PS5’s storage space, they wish the feature could be more customizable. One player suggested the inclusion of custom sounds, such as the alert noise from Metal Gear Solid.

The jokey nature of the post does seem to shine a light on the lack of customization options available to Sony’s current-gen machine. Small touches such as themes and folders, which have been present since the PlayStation 3 era are noticeably missing. While Sony is producing limited edition consoles such as the LeBron James custom PS5 and DualSense Controller, fans are still disappointed with the lack of small extras available on the PlayStation 5 compared to older machines.

While the rollout of muting a button noise will not impact sales of the PS5, it does show that the development team at Sony is always looking at ways to improve the experience for players. In the patch notes for the new system rollout, the focus seems to be on adding numerous accessibility options for players. When coupled with the PS5 Access Controller that is set to release later in the year, it seems the Japanese giant is looking to make playing a PlayStation console as easy as possible for everyone.

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