Latest Sony PlayStation 5 system update introduces 1440p VRR support, Discord and other quality-of-life improvements
Sony has announced a new major software update for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. Currently, Sony restricts the software update to its public beta program. While the company only states that the update will be available globally 'in the coming months', rumours suggest that it will arrive in March.
Based on Sony's changelog, Discord integration is the biggest change within firmware version 7.00. According to the company, it is now possible to voice chat with Xbox or PC users. However, you must first use the Discord app on a PC or a smartphone to start a voice chat on your PlayStation 5. Additionally, you may need to relink your Discord and PlayStation Network accounts if you did so before applying firmware update 7.00.
Moreover, Sony has expanded HDMI variable refresh rate (VRR) functionality to displays operating at 1440p. Please note that the PlayStation 5 must be connected to an HDMI 2.1-compatible display for HDMI VRR to work. Furthermore, Sony has introduced other smaller new features, which we have outlined below. The full firmware version 7.00 update can be found on the PlayStation Blog.
- New social features
- Start or Request a Share Screen from Your Friend's Profile
- New "Join Game" Icon in Party Chats
- New "Friends Who Play" Tile
- Manually Upload Game Captures to PlayStation App
- New gameplay and personalisation options
- Sort and filter games when adding games to a gamelist.
- Filter for PS VR and PS VR2 games
- Game Presets for Multiplayer Session Preferences
- New Accessibility and Ease-of-use Features
- PS4 to PS5 saved data migration refinements
- PS5 to PS5 Data Transfer
- Screen Reader Improvements
- Wireless Device Update for DualSense Wireless Controller
- Game Capture Using Voice Command (US and UK only)