New PS5 update rolls out with 1440p support, game menus and UX improvements

Sony releases a file New PS5 System Software Update It includes support for 1440p resolution, a new feature for game menus, user experience, and social improvements. a test 1440p premiered on PS5 in JulyNow all PS5 owners will have access to the software update.

The new 1440p option allows PS5 owners to choose this resolution on compatible TVs and monitors. If games fully support 1440p resolution, they will be output natively at that resolution, otherwise 4K games will improve anti-aliasing by using Ultra Downsampling to output up to 1440p. The only drawback is that the Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) will not be supported in 1440p resolution, and will only work in 1080p and 4k resolutions on the PS5.

The new PS5 update also includes the Game Lists feature, which are basically folders for games. You can create game lists from the main game library, and each list will be able to hold up to 100 games. There is a maximum of 15 game lists in total, and all disc, digital and streaming games can be added to the lists.

Screen sharing request on the PlayStation mobile app.
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Sony also added new social features, including the ability to request a screen share from a friend at a party, user profile UX improvements, and notifications to help PS5 owners quickly join a game from a group chat. You’ll also be able to send stickers and voice messages in group chats now, and easily compare the difference between 3D audio settings and normal stereo settings before switching.

Finally, Sony is also testing improved voice search for YouTube on the PS5. You can simply say “Hey PlayStation, find Spider-Man on YouTube” and the relevant results will appear. Voice Command Preview is only available in English for US and UK PS5 owners at the moment.

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