If you’re one of the lucky few who has managed to track down as PlayStation 5 since the console launched in November, Sony is letting folks sign up to test upcoming system features before they launch.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Senior Vice President of PlayStation Platform Experience Hideaki Nishino explained the company is looking to test changes being made to the PlayStation 5 platform as part of a major system update. PSN users that are at least 18 years or older and located in United States, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, France, or Germany can register to be part of the Software Beta Program. According to the registration page, all correspondence will have to be in either English or Japanese, so be aware of that if you hope to take part.
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All the features and updates in the Software Beta Program will be work-in-progress and not necessarily representative of how it will work when it actually makes its way to the public. Examples of features that have gone out in previous updates that might be similar in the Software Beta Program include USB extended storage and cross-generation Share Play. So it stands to reason whatever Sony’s got planned for users to test is pretty significant.
The PlayStation 5 has been seeing shortages since November, and from the sound of it, things aren’t going to be looking up for those trying to get their hands on the thing anytime soon.