PS5 software update introduces 1440p support
According to the latest PlayStation Blog post, all PS5 owners will soon be able to enjoy 1440p HDMI video output on compatible PC monitors and TVs. This new update will allow gamers to enjoy native 1440p output if the desired game supports 1440p rendering. Games with native 4K resolution will also benefit from anti-aliasing by upsampling up to 1440p output. To take advantage of this new feature, you’ll need to select 1440p in the resolution section of your PS5’s Screen & Video settings.
PlayStation’s compatibility with modern display technology and compatibility has continued to improve recently. In April, variable refresh rates were added to the PS5. However, for some, these updates are too late as Microsoft launched its Xbox Series X|S with 1440p and VRR support.
PS5 beta users can also create game lists to organize games. The new update supports up to 15 game lists which can contain 100 games per list. These lists will be located in the “Your Collection” section of the game library. The PlayStation blog post states that each game in your library can be added to one games list, and you can add the same game to multiple lists.
The PlayStation 4 already has the ability to create game folders for organization, so this update shouldn’t affect that console. This is another example of the PS5 catching up to the Xbox Series X|S consoles. Microsoft’s gaming systems launched with the ability for gamers to organize their games the way they want. Even the Nintendo Switch recently launched the option to sort and organize games into “Groups” in its game menu.
Another cool feature of this software update is the ability to compare 3D audio and stereo audio through your PlayStation console. To try this, users will need to go to the “Listen & Compare for Headphones” tab in Settings. There you can hear the difference between the two sources and choose the audio profile you prefer.
This option could be beneficial for PlayStation owners who are unsure if their headphones support 3D audio and would like to know.
Players will be able to request party members to share their screen via the voice chat card. Players will also receive a reachable in-game notification via the voice chat card when they join a party. This notification will appear when a party member is playing a game that you can join. You can join the game directly from the notification.
If you want to sign up for the latest PlayStation system software beta, you can sign up on the PlayStation website.
The beta will be available to invited participants in the United States, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, and France.