May 31, 2023

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Sony begins testing 1440p support for PS5

Sony begins testing 1440p support for PS5

Sony has begun testing 1440p resolution support for its PlayStation 5 console, which is a much-needed addition. Testers will have access to a file New PS5 System Beta Software Today It includes 1440p support, curated game menus for their library, and new social features.

A new 1440p video output option will allow PS5 owners to choose that resolution on compatible TVs and monitors. If games support 1440p, native 1440p output will be supported, but otherwise 4K games will benefit from improved anti-aliasing by downsampling to 1440p output.

1440p resolution on PS5.
Photo: Sony

PS5 owners with a beta program will be able to check if a display connected to HDMI supports 1440p in the Display and Video section of the PS5 dashboard. Sony warns that variable refresh rate will not be supported at 1440p, and will only work in 1080p and 4K resolutions on the PS5.

The latest PS5 software update also includes game menus designed to make it easier to organize your games. You can create game lists from the main game library, and each list will support 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. They are basically folders to which you can add multiple games.

Lists of new games on PS5.
Photo: Sony

Sony is also adding new social features, including the option to request to ask friends to start sharing their screens and new notifications when you join a group to let you know when you can join a friend’s ongoing game. You’ll also be able to send audio stickers and messages at parties, and easily compare the difference between 3D audio and regular stereo before choosing your preferred setting.

Sony is testing this new PS5 software with beta testers today, and it will likely roll out to all PS5 owners in the coming months.

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