New PlayStation 5 system software beta introduces 1440p support, interface improvements and more

New PlayStation 5 beta system software is now available for select users, allowing them to test out some highly requested features before they go live to the public.

As detailed in a new post on the Official PlayStation Blog, invited beta participants will be able to try out 1440p resolution support, along with upsampling support for games with higher native resolution and a new Gamelists feature. :

  • 1440p HDMI video output
    • The PS5 beta introduces support for 1440p HDMI video output, allowing players to choose an additional visual setting on compatible PC monitors and TVs.
    • If the game you are playing supports 1440p rendering, you can enjoy native 1440p output to your display.
    • Or, if you’re playing a game at a higher native resolution like 4K, you can experience improved anti-aliasing through upsampling up to 1440p output.
    • You can check if your HDMI device is compatible by selecting “Test 1440p Output” under “Screen & Video” options in System Settings.
  • Playlists
    • In your game library, you can now create game lists, making it even easier to organize your games.
    • To get started, go to [Your Collection] tab and select [Create Gamelist]. Choose which games to add to your games list, then decide what to name them.
    • You can have up to 15 game lists and 100 games per game list. Any game under the “Your Collection” tab of your game library can be added to a game list, including disc, digital, and streaming titles.*** You can also add the same game to multiple lists games.

The new PlayStation 5 also brings other interface improvements, such as an option to compare 3D and stereo audio, easier access to ongoing activities and new social features:

  • Compare 3D audio and stereo audio
    • Now you can listen and compare the difference between 3D and stereo audio on the same screen, then choose your preferred setting.
  • Easier access to ongoing activities
    • When resuming a game, ongoing activities are often displayed prominently at the top of the game hub to make it as easy and quick as possible to get back to where you left off.
  • Request a share screen
    • You can now ask party members to start Share Screen to watch their gameplay. Go to the voice chat card, select the group member you want to send the request to, then select [Request Share Screen].
  • Game notification reachable
    • When you join a group and a member of the group plays a game that you can join, you will now receive a notification. You can join the game directly from the notification.
  • View profiles of new friends
    • When you accept a friend request in the [Received] list, you can now see your new friend’s profile in [Accepted Requests].
  • Send stickers and voice messages in Game Base
    • In the Game Base map, you can now send stickers and voice messages to your parties.

The new PlayStation 5 system software beta is available to select participants in the United States, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, and France. A public release date for the new system software version has not been announced.