Next PlayStation 5 software update will add more curation options and 1440p support
The upcoming PlayStation 5 system software update will introduce new features including 1440p support, extended retention in the form of game listings, and new social features.
The update, which is currently available through a limited invite-only beta, will roll out globally later this year and, according to Sony, is designed to expand the gameplay and customization options of its flagship console.
Perhaps the most notable addition is the introduction of 1440p HDMI output support, allowing gamers to choose additional visual tuning on compatible PC monitors and TVs.
“If the game you are playing supports 1440p rendering, you can experience native 1440p output to your display. Or, if you are playing a game at a higher native resolution like 4K, you can experience native 1440p improved anti-aliasing through upsampling at 1440p output,” wrote Hideaki Nishino, senior vice president of platform experience at PlayStation.
“You can check if your HDMI device is compatible by selecting ‘Test 1440p Output’ under ‘Screen and Video’ options in System Settings.”
Game lists, on the other hand, will allow console owners to manually sort their games into collections. Users will have the ability to create up to 15 gamelists, with support for 100 titles per gamelist.
“To get started, go to [Your Collection] tab and select [Create Gamelist]. Choose games to add to your games list, then decide what to name it,” Nishino continued. “Any game under the ‘Your Collection’ tab of your game library can be added to a game list including disc, digital and streaming titles. You can also add the same game to multiple game lists.”
A deluge of new social features including Request Screen Share, Joinable Game Notifications, Stickers and Game Base Voice Messages will also be introduced to give PlayStation 5 owners more ways to connect and interact with their friends.
You can read more about the upcoming update on the PlayStation Blog.