Sony Interactive Entertainment has released a new system software update for the PlayStation 5, the update is just over 1 GB and adds 1440p support, gamelists and more. Most of […]
Sony Interactive Entertainment has released a new system software update for the PlayStation 5, the update is just over 1 GB and adds 1440p support, gamelists and more. Most of the features added were previewed in an earlier beta test. A new preview is also launching for users in the USA and UK that will let you search YouTube with voice commands.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has also confirmed that new features will be coming to the PlayStation app for Android and iOS throughout the month of September. The app will be updated to allow you to launch a Remote Play session through the app and will allow you to request a Share Screen to watch gameplay from another user.
Details via Sony Interactive Entertainment:
New Gameplay and Personalization Options
1440p HDMI Video Output
– The PlayStation 5 beta introduces support for 1440p HDMI video output, enabling players to choose an additional visual setting on compatible PC monitors and TVs.**
– If the game you’re playing supports 1440p rendering you can experience native 1440p output on your display.
– Or, if you’re playing a game with a higher native resolution like 4K, then you may benefit from improved anti-aliasing through supersampling down to 1440p output.
– You can check if your HDMI device is compatible by selecting “Test 1440p Output” under “Screen and Video” options within system settings.
– In your Game Library you can now create gamelists, which make organizing your games even easier.
– To start, go to the [Your Collection] tab and select [Create Gamelist]. Choose games to add to your gamelist, then decide what to name it.
– You can have up to 15 gamelists and 100 games per gamelist. All games under the “Your Collection” tab of your Game Library can be added to a gamelist, including disc, digital and streaming titles.*** You can also add the same game to multiple gamelists.
Compare 3D Audio and Stereo Audio
– You can now listen to and compare the difference between 3D and stereo audio on the same screen, and then choose your preferred setting.
Easier Access to In-progress Activities
– When resuming a game, in-progress activities are often shown prominently at the top of the game hub to make it as easy and as fast as possible to get back to where you left off.
New Social Features
Request Share Screen
– You can now request party members to start Share Screen to watch their gameplay. Go to the voice chat card, select the party member you want to send the request to, and then select [Request Share Screen].
Joinable Game Notification
– When you join a party and a party member is playing a game you can join, you’ll now receive a notification. You can join the game directly from the notification.
View New Friends’ Profiles
– When you accept a friend request in the [Received] list, you can now view your new friend’s profile in [Accepted Requests].
Send Stickers and Voice Messages in Game Base
– In the Game Base card, you can now send stickers and voice messages to your groups.