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PS5 System Software Beta Program Sign Ups Launched

Starting today, players can register for Sony's first-ever PS5 system software beta program.
Starting today, players can register for Sony's first-ever PS5 system software beta program. / Photo courtesy of Sony

Sony opened up registration for the first-ever PS5 system software beta program Thursday.

In preparation for what Sony is calling a "major system update packed with new features" coming soon to the PlayStation 5 later this year, players can now sign up for a chance to be among the first to put new features to the test and provide essential feedback that will help guide their development.

Players over the age of 18 in the U.S., Canada, Japan, U.K., Germany and France are encouraged to sign up here. Requirements for those looking to register are a PS5 console with an internet connection and a PlayStation Network account.

Registrants will also be added to the potential participant pool for future PS5 system software betas automatically without having to register again.

If a player is selected to be part of the software beta program, they will receive an email with instructions on how to download the test version of the next system software.

After the beta begins, a program participant can still restore their system software to the latest official release version before the beta program ends.

Sony has hinted at other major features coming soon to the PS5, such as Discord integration and a firmware update that will allow players to install more internal storage on their consoles.

For more on PS5 software, feel free to check out our coverage of the console last major system update back in April.