Players were asked to test the newest PS5 firmware upgrade by Sony. According to the informants, the manufacturer started the phase of checking the news at the beginning of February. All PlayStation 5 owners will have access to this phase in the ensuing weeks.
Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President of Platform Experience, SIE, announced the start of the PS5 software beta in the most recent information posted on the PlayStation blog. The tests will be open to a select group of console users from the USA, Canada, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, and France.
We’re thrilled to introduce additional features to our community as PlayStation 5 develops further. Today, we’re releasing a new beta of the PS5 system software, which includes several features that fans have requested, such as support for Discord voice chat and customizable refresh rates at 1440p. Additionally, we’re implementing a lot of enhancements to social, UX, and accessibility features that will make it simpler than ever to play games on the PS5.
The tested firmware will be released in the upcoming months, the Japanese maker underlines.
PS5 – new social features
- Users of the PlayStation 5 will be able to join Discord voice conversations to communicate with pals on other platforms.
- Start or request a screen share from a friend’s profile – You may now initiate or request a screen share from a friend’s profile.
- New “Join Game” Icon in Party Chats – If a party member is playing a game that may be joined, a join icon will appear in the voice chat tab. By picking a participant and then “Join Game” from the menu, you can get right into a game.
- You can now see if your friends own a specific game, who is online right now, and who is playing it in the game HUB’s new “Friends who play” tile.
- Manually selecting and uploading specific screenshots or video game clips from your PS5 console to the PS App will allow you to share them with friends or on social media with ease.
PS5 – new gameplay and customization options
- Support for 1440p Resolution with Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): Gamers who own compatible TVs and monitors (with HDMI 2.1) will be able to play 1440p games with VRR.
- Improvements to the game library include the ability to sort and filter games when adding them to a playlist and the ability to quickly find PS VR and PS VR2 titles using the filters in your library (from launch).
PS5 – new features for easier access and use
- Simpler transfer of saved data from PS4 to PS5 – Sony will add new capabilities to make it simpler to move saves from one generation to the next:
- If your PS5 doesn’t already have saved data for that game, you’ll be informed when you download or install a PS4 game whether PS4 stored data is available in the cloud storage of the PlayStation Network. To download the saved data, simply pick the notice.
- A similar message will appear if you are downloading or installing a PS5 item that can load PS4 save data, such as a PS5 version of a game that was also available on PS4 (if the game supports this feature). Please be aware, though, that online data storage needs a PlayStation Plus membership.
- Enhancements to the Screen Reader The screen reader now provides more thorough instructions when navigating the console.
DualSense Controller Wireless Device Update: Sony will offer a wireless connection option for updating DualSense pad firmware.
PS5 – additional features for players in selected regions
- Voice commands are only available in the US and the UK while preparing documents. The system will start recording the clip when a player shouts something like “Hey PlayStation, record this!”