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Sony announces PS5 beta program ahead of major system update

Sony has launched a PlayStation 5 beta program ahead of the console’s next major system update, scheduled for later this year.

“Later this year, we’re rolling out another major system update packed with new features, and we want your help testing them out!” Sony said in a post on the PlayStation Blog.

For now, signups are limited to PS5 owners in the US, UK, Canada, Japan, Germany and France. You’ll need to be over the age of 18 to take part. If you’re selection, you’ll receive an email with info on how to download the beta firmware. You’ll also be automatically added to the pool of future potential beta participants, so you won’t have to register again.

Since this is a beta program, there’s always the chance of running into bugs with the firmware. You can restore your console to the release version before the end of the beta program.

Sony will reveal more details about the features that beta testers will get to try in the coming weeks. Here’s hoping they include the M.2 SSD storage expansion slot switching on at long last.

“We’ll share more in the coming weeks about what you can expect in the beta for our next update.” Sony said.

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