Sony Interactive Entertainment has begun rolling out a new PlayStation 5 system software beta that adds Discord voice chat integration, variable refresh rate support for 1440p resolution and a range of user experience, accessibility and social enhancements, the company announced today. Did.
Beta access is limited to invited participants in the United States, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany and France. The final version of the update will be released worldwide in the coming months.
See below for details.
new social features
- Join a Discord voice chat on your PlayStation 5 console – You can now join Discord voice chat on your PlayStation 5 console and easily chat with your friends on most other gaming platforms. First, follow these steps to link your Discord and PlayStation Network accounts from your PlayStation 5 console*. Then start a Discord voice chat on your PlayStation 5 console using the Discord app on your mobile device or computer (make sure your Discord app is updated to the latest version). You can also let your Discord friends know when you’re online and what you’re playing.
- Note: If you’ve previously linked your PlayStation Network and Discord accounts to view games you’ve played, relink your accounts on your PlayStation 5 console to grant the new permissions required for Discord voice chat. need to do it.
- Initiate or request screen sharing from a friend’s profile – You can now send screen share requests or initiate screen sharing with friends directly from your profile.on a friend’s profile to start a new session.[画面共有]Just select the icon.
- New “Join Game” Icon in Party Chat ・In the voice chat card, an icon will be displayed for party members who are playing games that can be joined. Select a player and then he can join the game directly. [Join Game] from the menu.
- New “friends to play” tile – In Game Hub, you can now see which friends have the game, who are currently online, and who are currently playing the game. Select a tile to see what your friends are up to. You can also visit your friend’s profile for more interaction options.
- Manually upload game captures to the PlayStation app – Manually select individual screenshots and game clips to upload from your PlayStation 5 console to the PS app for easy sharing to social media and friends. This feature complements the auto-upload functionality currently present in the PS app.
New gameplay and personalization options
- 1440p variable refresh rate support – Enjoy smoother visual performance when using a VRR-enabled HDMI 2.1 display at 1440p resolution when playing VRR-enabled games. ***
- We’ve also updated the parameters for the 1440p output test for PlayStation 5 consoles to support 1440p on a wider range of HDMI displays.
- To check if your HDMI device is compatible, please visit: [Settings] > [Screen and Video] > [Video Output] > [Test 1440p Output].
- Game library enhancements
- You can now sort and filter games when adding them to your games list.
- When PlayStation VR2 launches later this month, you can easily find PlayStation VR games and PlayStation VR2 titles using filters in your library.
- Game presets for multiplayer session settings – You can set preferences to manage who can join multiplayer sessions you create for supported games, and who can invite other players.
- go to [Settings] > [Saved Data and Game/App Settings] > [Game Presets] > [Online Multiplayer Sessions]Select settings with [Who Can Join] When [Who Can Invite].
New accessibility and usability features
- Transferring save data from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 – We are making it easier for you to access your PlayStation 4 save data on your PlayStation 5 console in two ways.
- When you download or install a PlayStation 4 game on your PlayStation 5 console, you’ll see a notification that your PlayStation 4 save data is available on PlayStation Network cloud storage (if you don’t already have the game save data on your PlayStation 5 console). Simply select the notification to download the saved data.
- If you download or install a PlayStation 5 game that can load PlayStation 4 saves, such as PlayStation 5 versions of games that were also released on PlayStation 4, you will see the same notification (if the game supports this feature).
- (Note: Online save game storage requires a PlayStation Plus subscription)
- Transfer data from PlayStation 5 to PlayStation 5 – You can now easily transfer your PlayStation 5 console data, such as games, saved games, user profiles, settings, screenshots, and videos, to another PlayStation 5 console using your local Wi-Fi network or LAN cable. rice field. You can transfer data during the initial setup of your PlayStation 5 console or later through the settings menu. This process does not delete or alter any data on your original PlayStation 5 console.
- Screen reader improvements – Screen readers now provide more detailed guidance when navigating the console. It now shows the directions you can move from the currently selected component and your current position within a component containing multiple items. Additionally, using a screen reader to view her webpage now displays a border around the section being read.
- Wireless Device Update for DualSense Wireless Controllers – You can now update your DualSense wireless controller device software using a wireless connection. If you are unable to update your device software wirelessly, connect your controller to your PlayStation 5 console using a USB cable and update. The next update will allow you to update wirelessly.
Game Capture Using Voice Commands (Preview): US & UK Exclusive Release
- Voice Commands can now save a video clip of your gameplay using your voice.
- Say “Hey PlayStation, capture it!” Save video clips of recent gameplay. The default length of time they are saved is based on your settings.
- You can also save a specific period of gameplay from 15 seconds to 60 minutes. For example, to save five minutes, say “Hey PlayStation, capture his last five minutes.”
- Manually start a new gameplay recording by saying “Hey PlayStation, start recording”. Then say “Hey PlayStation, stop recording” to end the recording and save the video clip.
- Voice Commands (Preview) is now available in English for beta participants with accounts registered in the US and UK.