New Party Chat Options
- Open and Closed Parties (PS5 and PS4 betas)
- Voice chat reporting feature update: If you want to report something someone in your party said, new indicators have been added to make identifying who said it easier.
- Share Play update: You can start Share Play directly from the voice chat card.
- Voice chat volume (PS4 beta): You can now individually adjust the voice chat volume of individuals in your party.
PS5 Game Base Enhancements
- Voice chats have been renamed to “parties” and now Game Base has been divided into three tabs: Friends, Parties, and Messages.
- From the Game Base menu, you can now view all of your friends under the Friends tab in the control menu and you can now add a player to a group or create a new group directly from Game Base in the PS5 Control Center.
- When someone in a party is sharing their screen, you’ll now see a special “On Air” icon.
- It’s now easier to decline friend requests because a new “Decline” button has been added.
New PS5 UI Features
- You can now filter your game collection by genre.
- You can now keep games or apps of your choosing on the Home screen by choosing the “Keep in Home” option via the Options button.
- A total of five games and apps can be kept on the home screen using this new feature.
- You can now have a total of 14 games and apps on your home screen.
- The visual design of trophy cards and the trophy list have been updated.
- From the Create menu, you can now start a Share Screen and stream your gameplay to an open party.
New Accessibility Features
- More Screen Reader languages have been added.
- Mono audio is now available for headphones.
- Check marks have been added for enabled settings.
Voice Command (Preview)
- PlayStation is testing a new feature that enables voice commands for finding and opening games, apps, and settings, as well as controlling media playback on the PS5 console.