Sony has opened beta testing of a fresh system software update for its PlayStation 5 game console.
Beta testers can now access new features such as long-awaited 1440p support, structured library playlists, and new social features.
A new 1440p option will allow PS5 owners to select that resolution on compatible TVs and monitors. PS5 already supports 4K displays and 1080p displays, a new option allows you to output in between. The key here is that the display itself must support 1440p output. Sony has added a new Test 1440p Output option to the Video Output settings menu to help you see if it’s right for you.
There’s also a new Gamelist feature that’s a bit like groups on Xbox. Basically, it’s a way to group games into easy-to-browse sections rather than browsing through the entire library. There’s also a new feature that allows you to compare stereo and 3D audio.
Sony has also added new social features, including the option to ask friends to “Share Screen” to see how they’re playing, and new notifications for friends to join the current game. You will also be able to send stickers and voice messages within parties, as well as view the profiles of new friends.