I have my PS5 It’s been over two weeks now, and I enjoy the next generation of titles Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, New interface, exceptional fast load times and more, nothing has changed the way I play games DualSense Controller.
From its haptic feedback to the refined and chunky design, it feels like a real step up Dual shock4, And really helps solidify the PS5 as the next generation console. But one of the best features of the controller – the built-in microphone – is already starting to bother me.
Built-in microphone is a great idea – it allows you to communicate on multiplayer games without a headset and developers are using this feature to create new gameplay mechanics Astros Play Room, You enter the microphone to raise platforms.
The problem is, I constantly forget that it exists. This is my main problem here, and it seems obvious that I have been playing games online for the past few weeks, grasping the midway through a match that has been broadcast to strangers all my life.
Press the dumb button, dummy
You can now say that there is a mute button under the PlayStation logo and you are right. But when I was in the middle Apex Legends Compare where the rest of my squad is muted by default, I forgot that my microphone was in the first place.
The PS5’s user interface rarely tells me that I’m streaming – the microphone icon only appears on the screen when you mute or mute yourself – and that means I’m chatting with people at home, listening in on the internet without strangers knowing.
Thankfully I have not read my bank details aloud or revealed to the world about that rash, but it is not yet far away, but it is there, but there is a certain level of embarrassment when you realize that you are sharing the conversations you intended. Stay in your own home, for two other players in a War Royal In the scenario.
It’s not just me. Adam Wijestica, a senior staff writer for Tekrador, once said that he subjected the world to the horrible noise of eating an entire bag. Maoms, This is not a pleasant scene, let it sound. Cue shame and embarrassment, thanks to the dual sensor controller’s microphone.
No muscle memory
The muscle memory plugging into the headset for my DualShock 4 reminded me that I would broadcast to my friends’ party or to some strangers on the internet. With DualSense, I should be aware that even when the headset is not plugged in I am broadcasting by default, which is not ideal.
There is a solution. You can switch off the microphone feature by default in the PlayStation 5’s settings. If you want to do so, you can go to Settings> Sound> Microphone and then change the status under Microphone when logged in.
If you do not do this, even if you remember to turn off your microphone in the previous gaming session, it will turn on again when you reboot it.
Since making this change, I’ve seen the console automatically record your voice whenever you pop the trophy. The PS5 records a section of video before you receive the trophy and it records your audio to capture the moment when you finally scream for joy when you beat it. Demons Souls Boss.
Theoretically this is a good idea – but again, without the microphone icon appearing on the screen, or without a clear message that I am being recorded, I think Sony ignored a lot of privacy issues while developing this feature. It wasn’t too long ago that people were worried that Microsoft’s Kinect would always be listening, and in the case of DualSense, it really is.
Privacy does not seem to be Sony’s core focus here, and while the main idea is good, make sure users know what’s going on. If you do not want to broadcast your private life to the world, make sure you do not record unwanted content with your settings in DualSense Controller. Otherwise, you can share more of what you are worried about.