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Latest PlayStation 5 beta adds new features, including 1440p video setting

Sony is adding some nice new additions to the console.

Published onJuly 28, 2022

PS5 stock images on stand 4
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  • Sony has announced a new software beta test for its PlayStation 5 game console.
  • The beta will add several new features, including a 1440p video resolution setting.
  • It will also add new customizable gamelists to the PS5’s game library and more.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 game console continues to sell extremely well and is also still extremely hard to find and purchase on store shelves and online. As PS5 gamers get ready for the busy fall and holiday game release season, Sony is also getting ready to add some nice new software features to the console.

Read more: The best PS5 games

In a blog post today, Sony announced a new closed beta test for the PS5. Those selected testers will be able to check out early versions of some new additions. The biggest new feature is an additional video resolution selection. The beta will now allow owners to select 1440p resolution for their games.

ps5 1440

This intermediate video setting, between true 1080p HD and true 2160p 4K UHD, could be very helpful for gamers with TVs and monitors that support 1440p resolution. If a PS5 game supports 4K, lowering the video resolution to 1440p could help improve its anti-aliasing graphics, without having to go down to the much lower 1080p setting.

Read more: Best PS5 monitors

ps5 gamelist

Another new feature in this beta is “gamelists”. Testers will be able to create custom lists of their PS5 games in their Game Library, such as “Favorite Action Games”. The beta will support up to 15 separate gamelists, with up to 100 games in each list. Disc, digital, and streaming games can all be included in the lists, and you can have the same game in different lists.

Other new features in this beta test include a new way to compare 3D and stereo audio settings on the same screen and a faster way to see where you left off in playing games. You can also request that online gaming party members share their screen with you in the beta, and you can be notified if a party member is playing a game that you can join online. There’s no word on when these new features will be rolled out to all PS5 consoles.

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