PS5 owners can register for system software beta program

Sony wants you to try out new features before their official launch later this year.

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PS5 players can get a look at the console's upcoming features through a beta program.

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If you were fortunate enough to get your hands on a PlayStation 5, you can potentially get a peek at upcoming features by signing up for the first-ever PS5 system software beta program. You'll be able to try out the new features and offer your feedback ahead of their official launch later in 2022, Sony said in a Thursday blog post.

Sony will share details about the new features in the coming weeks, but its April update added new features like USB extended storage, cross-gen Share Play and various user interface enhancements.

Registration is open to PS5 owners over the age of 18 in the US, Canada, Japan, the UK, Germany and France. If you're selected, you'll get an email with instructions on how to download the beta version of the next system software. You'll also be able to restore your system software and go back to the most recent official version before the beta period ends.

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