PlayStation 5: the first update of 2024 offers improvements and a small new feature

Sony is releasing the first update of 2024 for the PlayStation 5 today. It has the reference 24.01-08.60.00 and offers more improvements than new features.

Update for PS5

The new features mainly concern the Parties section. For improvements, we found some for the PULSE Explore headset and the PS5 in general. Sony sharing the following notes for update 24.01-08.60.00:

  • We have added new features to Parties.
    • In the tab Parties, you can now see the list of groups you have previously joined. To restart a party, simply select it from your party list recent.
  • We’ve updated the system software for the PULSE Explore wireless earbuds.
    • A sound equalizer function is now available.
    • You can use the sidetone feature, which will make it easier to hear yourself in voice chats.
  • If your PULSE Explore wireless earbuds are nearby, a notification will appear so you can quickly connect to these devices. You can now switch between connecting to your PC and connecting to your PS5 from this notification.
  • We have improved the performance and stability of system software.
  • We have improved the messages and ergonomics of some screens.

To update your PS5, go to Settings > System > System Software > System Software Settings & Update. It remains to select “Update system software”.

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