With the new firmware offered in beta version for the Playstation 5 console, Sony adds the 1440p to the menu of supported resolutions between 1080p and 2160p (4K / UHD).
This intermediate resolution will allow games that support 1440p to run natively, or it will be able to take advantage of antialiasing and super sampling upscaling for games that are normally 4K, to gain framerate.
It will be necessary to check that the HDMI cable is compatible, however. A diagnostic tool will therefore be offered in the settings to test its proper functioning. On the other hand, this resolution will not allow to activate the VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) which is currently supported only on the other two resolutions.
Game lists and social features
The firmware also offers something new for the game library with the ability to create lists and rename them. One will be able to build up to 15 lists of 100 games each.
In addition, there will be a new option to compare stereo and 3D audio to choose your preferred format, and social features will be added to the console’s interface, includingsharing the game screen with other users and enabling notifications to join a game in progress when possible.
Finally, in the general chat window, new options appear to add a voice message or broadcast stickers.
The beta firmware will be available initially to selected users in various markets (including France) before being released more widely in the coming weeks / months.