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PS5 system software beta program launched, not available in Australia

Another thing we don't get today.

The PS5 system software beta program has launched, through Australians do not have access to the scheme.

Those 18-years-old or older and in the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany and France can choose to register for the program, which will allow them to test out new PS5 features earlier than most.

“We’re calling on all eligible players to help our teams continue to enhance the PlayStation 5 console experience,” Sony said. “By signing up to take part in upcoming system software beta programs, you could be among the first to put new features to the test and provide essential feedback that will help guide their development.”

Any eligible PS5 owners can register for the scheme here, though not everyone is guaranteed to be selected.

We’ll ask Sony about the potential for Australia to be added into the PS5 system software beta program at a later date.

Update: Sony has responded to Stevivor’s request for comment.

“We’re testing features for a PS5 system software update that will roll out globally later this year, but starting with a smaller group of countries to gather key insights and feedback,” a Sony spokesperson told us. “This is our first system software beta program for PS5 and we’re excited to share more details soon.”

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