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The Many PlayStation 5 Features that You May Have Overlooked


The PlayStation 5 console is the culmination of decades of research, development, and innovation. Furthermore, it’s more than just a new way to play games; it’s an entirely new way to interact with the world around you. Designed with the user in mind, the PlayStation 5 features will allow for seamless integration into your life.

The Playstation 5 is more than just a gaming console: it’s your TV, it’s your movie theater, and it’s your music system. It’s all of these things and more! You’ll be able to watch movies in stunning 4K resolution or immerse yourself in an interactive VR experience. Moreover, with its built-in surround sound system and Bluetooth capabilities, you’ll be able to listen to music or watch TV shows while enjoying high fidelity audio quality.
With all the impressive features of the console, there are still features that most owners have yet to discover. In line with that, we will take a look at some of the features of the PlayStation 5 that you may have missed.

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Some of the PlayStation 5 Features You Need to Know

Below are some features of the Playstation 5 you may not know about. Let’s learn more below;

Turning the Speakers Off

The speaker on the controller is a great way to alert you when someone’s trying to contact you. However, if you want to use headphones instead of the built-in speakers, it’s easy to turn off. To do so, go to Settings > Devices > Audio Device Settings > Output to Headphones (or Mixer) and choose either of those options according to your needs.
If you set this option, turning the volume up or down will no longer affect your game audio. Instead, it will only change your chat volume or any other sound that comes through your headphones/earbuds/whatever else you’re using as a headset while playing games on PS5.

The PS5 Controller is Backward Compatible with the PS4

It’s not just the new console that’s powerful – it’s the controllers, too. The controller is much more than a mere gamepad. In fact, it has an in-built haptic feedback motor, which provides you with a sense of touch for actions like shooting and stabbing. When you’re playing on your own, the PS5 controller can act as an independent console, allowing you to switch between this mode and another where it’s attached to the main unit via USB cable.

It’s also backward compatible with the PS4, meaning that all games released for previous consoles will work here too (though not vice versa). Additionally, you can turn off the speaker in your PS5 controller if you find it distracting or annoying when playing games online – or if someone else is watching TV while they’re using it! And finally, once updated after release day (more details to follow), users will be able to choose between HD output or UHD output when playing older titles that have been remastered for the new generation of consoles.

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You can Play PS4 Games in Boosted Quality

You can choose between HD or UHD output for games in your library. In other words, if you have a 4K TV and want to see all the extra details it offers, you’re covered! Just select “4K” from the dropdown menu when choosing which mode to play with.

When you go to the PlayStation Store and select a game, you’ll see an option for “HD” or “UHD.” The difference between HD and UHD is that one is for 1080p games, while the other is for 4K games. When downloading a game, your PS4 will automatically choose whether or not to download in HD or UHD based on its file size. However, if the developer has included both versions of their game, you can choose which one you want to play via your console’s settings menu.

Customize Your Microphone Output

Another neat feature is the ability to customize the output of your microphone. You can choose between HD and UHD, turn off your mic output, choose between mono and stereo, and more. In the PlayStation 5’s settings menu, you’ll find a section called “Microphone Settings.” Here, you can choose between HD and UHD output, as well as turn off your mic entirely.

You can also choose between mono and stereo outputs. So if you’re using a headset with a built-in microphone, this setting will allow you to choose whether it should be muted when not actively in use or allow for both parties of the conversation to hear each other through their respective microphones.

Turn On the VR Mode for Specific Games

The PlayStation 5 allow you to play games in virtual reality, but you might not be able to use it all the time. That’s because Sony has confirmed that you’ll only be able to play some games in VR mode on their next-gen console and not others.

Connect a Mouse & a Keyboard

As you may have known already, Sony has made the PS5 DualSense controller PC-friendly. It means that you can experience the awesome features of the peripheral without the PS5 console. On the other side, some PS5 owners don’t know that they can use a mouse and keyboard on their console. This feature is often overlooked since the console will only connect to Bluetooth a mouse and a keyboard. So if you have a keyboard or mouse lying around, try and connect it to your PlayStation 5 console.

The PS5 is a Beast of a System.

Overall, the PlayStation 5 got more power than the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X combined. You can just feel it in your hands as you hold it. Apart from that, when you’re playing games on it or watching movies on it. It’s like an entire planet wrapped inside of a piece of technology. Additionally, the PS5 is powered by eight custom-made processors. It works in parallel to generate 1 septillion teraflops (1 followed by 24 zeros).

It can alleviate the time delay between your actions and the response from its display. That’s all thanks to a revolutionary new technology called real-time image processing (RTPI). The RTPI technology allows users to use their fingers. It’s as if they were moving at light speed without worrying about things like “framerates” or “lag.” In addition, each unit comes with an assistant who can do everything. It can help you find what music track fits best with your mood. Aside from that, it can remind you when your next appointment is so that nothing gets missed!

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So that’s all for the Playstation 5 features you might not have known about. For more news and updates, make sure to stay tuned here in PlayPC.

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