This morning, Sony announce That a beta version will be released to test a range of new features that fans are demanding for the PlayStation 5. These include curated game menus, the ability to play games at 1440p output, and small quality-of-life features for those who enjoy them. They play games with their friends.
Although this version of the PlayStation 5 software is still in development, Sony has given the community a preview of what to expect. The biggest upgrade will be the appearance of 1440p output, which will bring PS5 games closer to what they look like on PC. This is only available for games and monitors that support 1440p mode, but it will allow gamers to backtrack from 4K to improve details such as anti-aliasing. Once the new version is released, you can check for screen compatibility directly within the system menu.
The PS5 also offers game folders, which Sony calls “game listings.” In previous years, there weren’t enough games on the console to justify having volumes. Now, beta testers will be able to create up to 15 game lists with up to 100 titles each. You can add physical, digital, and streaming games, and they can be added to multiple lists. The update also adds other features to the interface, such as the ability to compare 3D audio versus stereo audio, and the ability to select your preferred setting. And helpfully, if you walk away from a massive AAA game midway through your campaign, the PS5 hub will tell you which task or activity you last left off at.
New social features are also coming in the update. You’ll be able to ask friends to share their screens, receive game-joining notifications when someone in your group starts a suitable game, view new friend profiles more easily, and send stickers and voice messages.
While these multiplayer features aren’t groundbreaking for anyone who plays games on a PC, they show that Sony makes them More serious steps In the world of live service games. her attempts It wasn’t without the hiccupsBut the company has been spending big money to make the console a better gaming ecosystem beyond the big-budget single-player movies the publisher is known for. during money call In May, Sony told investors that the acquisition of Bungie would help the platform enhance its live service capabilities.
Only pre-selected players will be able to test these features before the global rollout “later this year”. If you were selected for the trial version, you will find an email in your inbox sometime today.
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