A new PlayStation 5 beta system software is now available to select users, allowing them to test some of the much-requested features before going live to the public.
As detailed in a new post on the official PlayStation blog, invited beta participants will be able to try out 1440p resolution support, complete with supersampling support for higher native resolution games and a new Gamelists feature:
- 1440p HDMI video output
- The PS5 beta introduces support for 1440p HDMI video output, allowing players to choose an additional visual setting on compatible PC monitors and TVs.
- If the game you are playing supports 1440p rendering, you will be able to experience native 1440p output on your screen.
- Or, if you’re playing a game with a higher native resolution like 4K, you can take advantage of improved anti-aliasing by supersampling up to 1440p output.
- You can check whether your HDMI device is compatible by selecting “Test 1440p Output” under “Display and Video” options in the system settings.
- Game lists
- You can now create game lists in your Game Library, making organizing your games even easier.
- To get started, go to the [Your Collection] tab and select [Create Gamelist]. Choose games to add to your game list, then decide what you want to name them.
- You can have up to 15 game lists and 100 games per game list. All games in the ‘Your Collection’ tab of your game library can be added to a game list, including disc, digital and streaming titles.*** You can also add the same game to multiple game lists.
The new PlayStation 5 also brings other interface improvements, such as an option to compare 3D and Stereo Audio, easier access to ongoing activities, and new social features:
- Compare 3D audio and stereo audio
- You can now listen and compare the difference between 3D and stereo sound on the same screen and then choose your preferred setting.
- Easier access to ongoing activities
- When you resume a game, ongoing activities are often prominently displayed at the top of the game hub to make it as easy and quick as possible to get back to where you left off.
- Request screen sharing
- You can now ask group members to launch Share Screen to view their gameplay. Go to the voice chat card, select the group member you want to send the request to, then select [Request Share Screen].
- Notification of game to be connected
- When you join a party and a group member plays a game you can join, you will now receive a notification. You can join the game directly from the notification.
- View profiles of new friends
- 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 map, you can now send stickers and voice messages to your groups.
The new beta version of the PlayStation 5 system software will be available to select participants in the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany and France. A public release date for the new version of the system software has not been announced.