PS5 system update adds much-requested features and settings

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A new PlayStation 5 system software update has been officially live since earlier today. The new PS5 system update brings a bunch of much-requested features from the beta, which was released a few months ago, for everyone in the world with one of the PlayStation consoles. This includes, but is not limited to, support for 1440p HDMI video output, the ability to create “game lists” which are essentially folders, and more.

“Thanks to the support and feedback from our PS5 beta participants, today we are rolling out a new system software update to PS5 gamers worldwide,” said Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President, Platform Experience, in the PlayStation blog post detailing the new PS5. system software update. “The update includes several highly requested features such as 1440p HDMI video output and game listings, as well as social features such as the ability to request a screen share from another party member, easily view profiles of new friends and receive a notification to help you join a friend’s game faster from a group chat.”

You can check out the full patch notes for the PlayStation 5 system software update, 22.02-06.00.00, straight from source, below:

  • In Game Library, you can now create custom game lists to better organize your games.
  • You can create your list of games in the games library by selecting the [Your Collection] tongue.
  • Select the games to add to your games list, then decide what to name them.
  • We’ve updated the following for in-game help functionality:
  • In-game help now notifies you when help is available, both on PS5 and on mobile via the PlayStation app.
  • You can adjust whether in-game help notifications are displayed. On PS5, select [Settings] > [Notifi cations] > [Game Help]. On PlayStation App, select [Settings] > [Push Notifications] > [Game Help].
  • 1440p HDMI video output is now supported.
  • Before use, test to see if your HDMI device supports 1440p output by going to [Settings] > [Screen and Video] > [Video Output] > [Test 1440p Output].
  • We’ve updated the following in Game Base:
  • 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].
  • 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.
  • When you receive a message, you can now view the sender’s profile by selecting the message and pressing the options button.
  • We have updated the following to [Friend Requests].
  • When you accept a friend request in the [Received] list, you can now see your new friend’s profile in [Accepted Requests].
  • In the Game Base map, you can now send stickers and voice messages to your groups.
  • The following features are added to game hubs:
  • Activities in progress can now be 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.
  • If in-game help is available for an activity, the [View Hints] will appear.
  • In the [Videos based on your recent gameplay] section, you will see labels indicating why the videos are recommended for you, such as “Fast Play”, “High Score” or “performance”.
  • When using the web browser, you can now choose between two types of zoom functions.
  • “Zoom” allows you to increase the size of elements on the page while adjusting their layout so that everything fits without having to scroll left and right.
  • “Magnify” increases the size of everything on the page without layout adjustments.
  • The maximum zoom/magnify ratio is now 500%.
  • We’ve revamped the 3D audio settings.
  • These settings are now under [3D Audio for TV Speakers] and [3D Audio for Headphones] in [Settings]> [Sound].
  • Now you can listen and compare the difference between 3D and stereo audio on the same screen.
  • Voice command now supports searching YouTube content using voice. Currently, Voice Command (Preview) is only available in English for players with PSN accounts in the US and UK.
  • From anywhere on the PS5, including during gameplay, you can say “Hey PlayStation, search on YouTube.” The YouTube app will open and the relevant search results will be displayed.
  • The way you enter text using voice typing has changed. Previously, if you had the screen reader enabled, you had to wait for instructions to be read aloud before speaking into the controller to enter text using voice input. Now you can skip the instructions by pressing the cross button.
  • The following enhancements have been added to the screen reader feature.
  • When controller button shortcuts for on-screen buttons are displayed, the screen reader now reads them aloud.
  • We have updated the following for Remote Play.
  • It’s now easier to use your PC or Mac keyboard when using PS Remote Play. We’ve removed the text input box so you can use your keyboard to type directly on your PS5 or PS4. In addition to typing, you can now use the keyboard to control games that support it.
  • Custom button assignments are now enabled in the passcode entry screen.
  • We’ve updated the DualSense wireless controller software to improve stability.
  • Fixed an issue causing system software errors in rest mode on some PS5 consoles.

As noted above, the new PlayStation 5 system software update version 22.02-06.00.00 is now available and will likely have installed automatically for most people by now. The PlayStation 5 itself is widely available with the version containing a disc drive running at $499 while the all-digital console costs $399, assuming you can find either in stock. You can check out all of our previous PlayStation 5 coverage here.

What do you think of the latest PS5 system software update? Are you particularly interested in any of the new features? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to hit me up and hit me up directly on Twitter at @rollinbishop to talk about all things gaming!

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