PlayStation 5 Software Update Finally Delivers Much-Anticipated Features

Sony has rolled out a new software update for the PlayStation 5, which brings some long-awaited features to the console.

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The newest PS5 software update introduces some long desired features to the console. | © Sony

It's a good time for all PS5 owners, as Sony just released a new software update for the console. It includes some pretty tasty changes and new additions to the system, including 1440p support and more. We will show you all details on the new features for your PS5.

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PS5 Software Update September 2022: 1440p Support, Gamelists & More

The software update has already been rolled out by Sony. It includes a number of new features, most importantly native 1440p support and Gamelists. Up until now, users with a 1440p monitor couldn't use the resolution natively. Now they can. Neat! Also neat is the sound of Gamelists, a new organizational feature for your library. They are... lists. For your games. Should be self-explanatory, really. Still, you should check out the official descriptions and patch notes for the software update below.

  • 1440p HDMI Video Output
    • The PS5 beta introduces support for 1440p HDMI video output, enabling players to choose an additional visual setting on compatible PC monitors and TVs.
    • If the game you’re playing supports 1440p rendering you can experience native 1440p output on your display.
    • Or, if you’re playing a game with a higher native resolution like 4K, then you may 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 “Screen and Video” options within system settings.

  • Gamelists
    • In your Game Library you can now create gamelists, which make organizing your games even easier.
    • To start, go to the [Your Collection] tab and select [Create Gamelist]. Choose games to add to your gamelist, then decide what to name it.
    • You can have up to 15 gamelists and 100 games per gamelist. All games under the “Your Collection” tab of your Game Library can be added to a gamelist, including disc, digital and streaming titles.*** You can also add the same game to multiple gamelists.
PS5 Gamelists
PS5 Software Update: This is what the new Gamelists look like. | © Sony
  • Compare 3D Audio and Stereo Audio
    • You can now listen to and compare the difference between 3D and stereo audio on the same screen, and then choose your preferred setting.
  • Easier Access to In-progress Activities
    • When resuming a game, in-progress activities are often shown prominently at the top of the game hub to make it as easy and as fast as possible to get back to where you left off.

  • Request Share Screen
    • You can now request party members to start Share Screen to watch their gameplay. Go to the voice chat card, select the party member you want to send the request to, and then select [Request Share Screen].
  • Joinable Game Notification
    • When you join a party and a party member is playing a game you can join, you’ll now receive a notification. You can join the game directly from the notification.
  • View New Friends’ Profiles
    • When you accept a friend request in the [Received] list, you can now view your new friend’s profile in [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.

Those are all the changes coming with the newest PlayStation 5 software update. Check out the official PlayStation Blog post for more info.