Much like any other console, the PS5 didn’t have all the features that users would have wanted it to upon launch, though with regular updates (or semi-regular, at the very least), Sony has been adding those in bit by bit. Earlier this year, for instance, the PS5 finally got VRR support, and now, another heavily requested feature is being added with 1440p support.
Sony has confirmed that the PS5’s newest beta update has rolled out for select invited users, which finally adds support for 1440p resolution to the console. Meanwhile, another major addition is folders- or Gamelists, as the PS5 calls them, to make your Game Library cleaner and easier to sort. You can have up to 100 items in a Gamelist, and up to 15 Gamelists in total.
Several other features and tweaks also arrive as part of the beta update, such as being able to compare 3D audio and stereo audio, new and improved social features, and more. Check out the full details in the update notes below.
There’s no word yet on when exactly these features will become available to all PS5 users, but hopefully it shouldn’t be too long. Stay tuned, and we’ll keep you updated.
New Gameplay and Personalization Options
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.
- 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.
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.
New Social Features
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.