Since the launch of PS5, we’ve listened to your feedback and worked every day to bring you more community-requested features. Today we are introducing a new beta version of the PS5 system software with 1440p support, game listings and additional updates to enhance your gaming experiences and make it easier to connect with friends on PS5.
While beta access is limited to invited participants in select countries*, our goal is to bring these updates to our global community later this year. If you’re selected to participate in the beta, you’ll receive an email invitation when it’s available for download today. As always, some features available during the beta phase may not make it to the final version or undergo significant changes.
Here’s a look at some of the new features:
New gameplay and personalization options
- 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 can 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.
- 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.
New social features
- 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.
We are always grateful to our beta community for helping us try out new console features. Thank you to all our players for your support and feedback!
* Access to the PS5 beta is available to select participants in the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany, and France (the same countries as our latest system software beta).
**1440p compatible TV or PC monitor required. Results may vary depending on the game being played. Note: VRR on PS5 supports 1080p and 4K video output, but not 1440p.
***Streaming only available in select countries/regions with PlayStation Plus Premium. For details see here.