Sony has officially begun the beta test for the PS5 System Software 1440p update, which comes along with several new and exciting features that may just roll out later this year for the world to see.
Sony has come out with quite a few updates to their PlayStation 5 console over the last year or so. This upcoming update will feature some new and improved gameplay and personalization options, including the ever-important 1440p HDMI video output support. In less techy terms, this means that you can now choose additional settings to optimize their visuals on monitors and TVs that are 1440p compatible. If your monitor or TV is compatible with the newest visual output settings, you can even tone down from 4k settings to 1440p to give a boost to anti-aliasing.
The update also comes with game lists, where you are able to organize your games in different lists as you see fit in order to keep the ones you love all in one place. Whether you decide to make an "F-Tier" list that you never touch again or a "Most-Played" game list, the power is completely in your hands to organize and shift the games around as you please. You can have up to 100 games inside of each list, and a total of 15 game lists per account.
To create lists on your console, go to the 'Your Collection' tab at the top left of the screen, and select 'Create Game List'. There you will choose games you want to be added to a specific list, name it, and it's done and ready for you to use. You also can add the same games to multiple lists, as well as add digital downloads and disc-based games to the lists. Basically, as long as it is in the 'Your Collection' tab, the world is your oyster.
They have also implemented an easier way to check out your in-progress activities. When you resume a game, you will notice a tab on the top of the game hub that makes it easy to see exactly where you left off last time, which really comes in handy if you put a game down for a while in wait for an update.
Coming directly from the PlayStation Blog, they state,
"PlayStation 5 beta access will be available to selected participants in the U.S., Canada, Japan, U.K., Germany and France (same countries as our last system software beta).
**1440p compatible TV or PC monitor required. Results may vary depending on the game being played. Please note: VRR on PlayStation 5 supports 1080p and 4K video output but not 1440p."
There is no set release date as of yet for this update, but Sony stated they hope to get it rolled out later this year. They also give a big thanks to the community for the feedback and the help testing out their newest features.