Sony recently dropped one of the biggest software updates for the PS5 since its launch. Among the major changes were 3D audio support for TV speakers, SSD storage expansion capability, enhancements to the PS app, and some UX improvements. However, according to SVP of Platform Experience, Hideaki Nishino, they’ve got a whole lot more in store.
Nishino spoke to the official PS blog about all the changes that came with the update and what you can expect to see in the future. “We launched many features with the September Update, but one I’m personally enjoying is the trophy tracker. Of course, I want to get more trophies and show them off. The trophy tracker allows me to easily pin the trophies I’m tracking down,” he said. “3D audio has been a key part of our vision for PS5: delivering a really immersive experience not just through visuals but audio as well.”
He went on to talk about how the team learnt a lot thanks to the PS4. It helped them understand what kind of features were popular and what didn’t work. This gave them a whole host of features which they had already planned out before the console’s launch.
“Did I digest the whole list? I don’t think so, yet. But, there are interesting, exciting, fantastic ideas on the list. At the same time, we launched PS5. So, we are receiving a bunch of feedback from the community through social networks or system telemetry, as well as the media, my family, my friends. We have tons of lists of the feedback.”
“Our updates aren’t just about the [major] firmware updates, he continued. “If you carefully look at the PS5 system, over the network we are changing the UX behavior quite often. Sometimes we do some customization for a certain group of people to see how these features are used. So, it’s dynamic now.”
While Nishino didn’t say what these upcoming features would be, he mentioned that they have been requested by the community and that the team is diligently working on rolling them out.
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