PS5 System Software Update Now Available For Download, Adds 1440p Support & More
A new system software update is being rolled out today for the PS5, and it brings the much requested 1440p support as well as gamelists.
In addition to 1440p support and gamelists, the new system software update for the PS5 adds brand new social features like the ability to request a Share Screen from a fellow party member, easily view new friends’ profiles, and receive a notification to help you join a friend’s game more quickly from a party chat. Additionally, players can now compare 3D audio and stereo audio on the same screen and more easily access in-progress Activities from game hubs.
PS5 System Software Update Features
A quick recap of all the features included in the latest PS5 system software update can be seen below.
- 1440p output
- Compare 3D and stereo audio
- Quicker access to Activities
- Request share screen from party members
- Joinable game notifications
- Send stickers and voice messages via Game Base
- YouTube search through voice command (preview)
It’s worth mentioning that those who were looking to run their PS5 at 1440p and take advantage of VRR functionality are out of luck, for now at least. VRR on PS5 currently only supports 1080p and 4K output resolutions, which means running the console at 1440p will block out users from the feature. This will come as a disappointment to those who’d like to take advantage of High Frame Rate modes in several games, where the frame rate is unlocked and runs above 60fps on displays that support VRR. Prime examples of such games are Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Horizon: Forbidden West, as well as the upcoming The Last of Us Part 1 remake.
As for the ability to search for content on YouTube through Voice Command (Preview), players will simply have to say “Hey PlayStation, find [keyword] on YouTube” from anywhere on PS5, including during gameplay. This should lead to the YouTube app opening and showing your relevant search results.