PS5 Software Beta: What the new update adds

PS5 Software Beta: What the new update adds

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There’s a brand new PS5 Software Beta live now that adds more features that fans have been asking for for a while now.

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We have all the information on what these features are along with the patch notes for the update itself.

PS5 Software Beta Patch Notes

PlayStation 5 Software Beta
PlayStation 5 Software Beta

The following have been changed or added with the PS5 Software Beta:

  • 1440p HDMI video output
    • The PS5 beta introduces support for 1440p HDMI video output, allowing gamers to choose an additional visual setting on compatible PC monitors and TVs.**
    • If the game you are playing supports 1440p rendering, you can experience 1440p output on the screen.
    • Or, if you’re playing a game at a higher resolution such as 4K, you can 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 “Display & Video” options in System Preferences.
  • Playlists
    • In your game library, you can now create game lists, which makes organizing your games even easier.
    • To get started, go to [Your Collection] tab and select [Create Gamelist]. Select the games you want to add to your playlist, then decide what you want to name it.
    • You can have up to 15 playlists and 100 games per playlist. All games under the “Your Collection” tab in your game library can be added to a playlist, including disc, digital and streaming titles.*** You can also add the same game to multiple playlists.
  • Compare 3D sound and stereo sound
    • You can now listen to and compare the difference between 3D and stereo sound on the same screen, then choose your preferred setting.
  • Easier access to ongoing activities
    • When you resume a game, ongoing activities are often prominently displayed at the top of the game hub to make it as easy and as quick as possible to get back to where you left off.
  • Share request screen
    • You can now ask party members to launch Share Screen to view their gameplay. Go to the voice chat card, select the group member you want to send the request to, and then select [Request Share Screen].
  • Notification of games that can participate
    • When you join a party and a party member plays a game you can join, you will now receive a notification. You can join the game directly from the notification.
  • View profiles of new friends
    • When you accept a friend request in [Received] list, you can now see the profile of your new friend [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.

When will the new features be available to everyone?

It’s currently unclear how long it will take for the general PS5-owning community to get their hands on the new support they’ve been clamoring for so desperately.

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It’s a fair bet that it will arrive this year, but possibly in the fourth quarter of the year, so that PlayStation can further refine these new settings.

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