Game listings, 1440p support and more coming in new PS5 update

PlayStation told gamers in 2020 that it could add 1440p support for game resolution output on PlayStation 5 “if requested enough”. It looks like it happened as it is now available in a new update.

With the launch of the new global PS5 system software update, not only is 1440p resolution available for applicable TVs and monitors, but so are game listings and other planned social features. There’s also a new audio comparison option to hear the difference between stereo output and 3D audio in headsets and a new YouTube voice command preview.

“The update includes several highly requested features such as 1440p HDMI video output and game listings, as well as social features such as the ability to request a screen share from another party member, easily view profiles of new friends and receive a notification to help you join a friend’s game faster from a group chat,” writes senior vice president of platform experience Hideaki Nishino in a new PlayStation blog post “Plus, you can now compare 3D audio and stereo audio on the same screen and more easily access ongoing activities from game hubs.”

For more information on these new features, head over to this breakdown here.

This system software update will allow gamers in the US and UK to preview the ability to search YouTube via voice command.

“Another feature we’re excited to bring to more PS5 players is the ability to search for content on YouTube via voice command (preview),” the blog post reads. “From anywhere on PS5, including during gameplay, you can say ‘Hey PlayStation, find on Youtube.’ The YouTube app will open and relevant search results will be displayed.
A few additional new features include the ability to initiate a PS Remote Play session via the PS app and the ability to request screen sharing from there as well. To learn more about these features, head to the blog here.

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