ps update jan 24

A New PS5 Update Has Landed With New Features For The PULSE Explore And PULSE Elite

Finger on the pulse.

PlayStation has revealed that a new system update, dropping today and bringing the software version to 24.01-08.60.00, is adding a number of improvements including new Party enhancements and new features for the recently-released PULSE Explore earbuds (you can read our review of those here) as well as the soon-to-be-released PULSE Elite headset.

For the PS5’s Parties tab, players will now be able to see a list of the parties they’ve joined in the past and quickly restart a party simply by selecting it from the Recent list. The update also includes the usual system software performance and stability updates as well as improved messages and usability in some instances.

When it comes to the new headsets, owners of the PULSE Explore or PULSE Elite will be able to make use of a dedicated sound equalizer from within the PS5 system menu, as well as activate a sidetone feature so that it’s easier to hear your own voice in chats.

The PS5 will also now show a notification when your PULSE device is nearby, allowing you quickly have them connect to the PS5, as well as easily switch the connection between PS5 and PC from that same notification.

The full notes for the update can be found below:

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PS5 Update Version 24.01-08.60.00

  • We’ve added new features in Parties.
    • In the Parties tab, you can now see the list of parties you’ve joined in the past. You can easily restart a party just by selecting it from the Recent list.
  • We’ve updated the device software for the upcoming PULSE Elite wireless headset and PULSE Explore wireless earbuds.
    • You can now use the sound equalizer feature.
    • You can now use the sidetone feature, which makes it easier for you to hear your own voice in voice chats.
  • When you have a PULSE Elite wireless headset (upcoming) or PULSE Explore wireless earbuds nearby, a notification will now appear to let you connect to them quickly. You can now easily switch the connection from your PC to your PS5 through this notification.
  • We’ve improved system software performance and stability.
  • We’ve improved the messages and usability on some screens.