If you’d like to test out new PlayStation 5 features before they go live for everyone, here’s your chance. Sony is opening a beta program for PS5 system software, with a view to testing what is apparently a “major update” for later this year. Maybe we’ll be able to expand the SSD? Sony will reveal more details about incoming features in the next few weeks.
Signups are limited to PS5 owners in the US, UK, Canada, Japan, Germany and France, and you need to be over 18 to take part. If you’re selected, you’ll receive an email with info on how to download the beta firmware.
Microsoft has been running the Xbox Insider Program for years, and even Sony has tapped on its users to beta test patches on the PS4. However, this seems bigger. Sony might need all the testers it can muster: PS5 is in its early stages, and it can still be difficult to find stock.