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PS5 Firmware With 1440p Support and Folders Feature Goes Live Today

Those of you who picked up your PS5 back in December of 2020 and have sat patiently waiting for 1440p support to arrive will be happy to know that today is that day. Sony is rolling out a new PS5 firmware for the PS5 that brings 1440p support, a new folders feature (not called folders) and minor other additions to the console.

The PS5 firmware entered beta testing last month where Sony announced the new features coming to the console. These include the ability to add games into a specific “Gamelists” grid so you can easily sort what you’re playing and what type of games you have installed on your console.

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Sony is also adding the ability to compare 3D audio with non-3D audio sound. So when you’re busy testing the sound and setting up your speakers and headsets, you can now listen to the difference between the stereo and 3D audio. Full details on this PS5 firmware include:

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

You can read the full breakdown of all the features here and visit the PlayStation Blog for more information. 

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