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PS5 adds folders and 1440p display support.

Today marks the global release of new system software.

Sony has published a new system software update for the PlayStation 5 that includes 1440p resolution support, new social features, and folder-style Gamelists for organizing your library.

Although the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have always been extremely close in terms of technical specifications, features, and performance, one area where the Microsoft system built an early lead was compatibility with a variety of current monitors and display technologies. That chasm has now been bridged. After adding support for different refresh rates to the PS5 in April, Sony has now released an update that allows the device to output at 1440p resolution.

Although most current TV sets have 1080p or 4K resolutions, 1440p (also known as QHD) compatibility is important since it is a popular resolution for gaming PC displays. There are numerous of these displays available, many of which have capabilities such as VRR, which PS5 owners will be glad to finally exploit to their full potential.

Games that support 1440p will display at native resolution, while 4K games will supersample down to 1440p for a smoother image.

Gamelists are likely the most important addition to the update for all users, regardless of equipment. You can organize your game collection into up to 15 lists, each with up to 100 games. Gamelists can contain disc, digital, and streaming titles.

Other updates include the ability to compare stereo and 3D audio on the same screen, easier access to in-progress Activities, the ability to request that another player in your party share their screen, joinable game notifications, and other social features.

In addition, Sony stated that a preview version of voice search for YouTube is now accessible in English for customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. Sony also stated that additional capabilities for the PS App will be added “later this month,” including the ability to begin remote play sessions and request sharing screen from within the app.

Update (Sep. 7): The capabilities contained in the beta test that served as the foundation for this post are now available to all users. This has been corrected in the article.

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