PlayStation 5The latest system update is rolling out globally today, bringing Discord support to the PS5 console.
The update also adds VRR support for players using 1440p resolution, as well as new UX features for the console.
After the update, players will be able to join Discord voice chat directly from their PS5 consoles and use the Share Screen feature on PS5 and Discord.
Data transfer between PS5 and PS5, manual download of game captures to the device Game drive The app, which uses voice commands to capture video clips and the ability to sort and filter games when adding them to the game list, has also been updated as part of this rollout.
PS5 Beta 2nd February 2023 – Update Notes
New social features
- Join the Discord voice chat on your PS5 console. You can now join Discord voice chats on your PS5 console and easily chat with friends on most other gaming platforms. To get started, connect your Discord and PlayStation Network accounts from your PS5 console by following these steps. Then use the Discord app on your mobile device or computer to have a Discord audio chat on your PS5 console (make sure your Discord app is updated to the latest version). You can also let your Discord friends see when you’re online and what you’re playing.
- Note: If you’ve previously linked your PlayStation Network and Discord accounts to show what game you’re playing, you’ll need to link your accounts again on your PS5 console to grant the new permissions needed for Discord voice chat.
- Start or request a sharing screen from your friend’s profile. You can now send a Share Screen request or start screen sharing with your friend directly from their profile. Start a new session by selecting the Share Screen icon on your friend’s profile.
- New “Join Game” icon in party chats. The voice chat card will show a join icon if the party members are playing a game that you can join. You can join the game directly by selecting a player and then selecting [Join Game] from the menu.
- New “Friends Who Play” tile. In Game Centers, you can now see which of your friends have the game, who is currently online, and who is playing the game. By selecting the box, you can see what your friends are doing right now, and you can also access your friends’ profiles, which give you more interaction options.
- Manually upload game captures to the PlayStation app. You can now manually select and send individual screenshots or game clips to the PS app from your PS5 console, then easily share them on social media or with your friends. This feature is in addition to the auto-load feature currently present in the PS app.
New game and personalization options
- Variable refresh rate support for 1440p. You can now enjoy smoother visual performance when using a VRR-compatible HDMI 2.1 monitor at 1440p resolution when playing a game that supports VRR.
- We’ve also made some updates to the PS5 console 1440p output test parameters, enabling 1440p support for a wider range of HDMI displays.
- To check if your HDMI device is compatible, go to [Settings] > [Screen and Video] > [Video Output] > [Test 1440p Output].
- Game library Improvements.
- You can now also sort and filter games when adding games to the game list.
- You can use the filters in your library to easily find PS VR games as well as PS VR2 games when PS VR2 launches later this month.
- Game presets for multiplayer session settings. You can configure your settings to control who can join and who can invite other players to multiplayer sessions you’ve created for supported games.
- Go on [Settings] > [Saved Data and Game/App Settings] > [Game Presets] > [Online Multiplayer Sessions]and select the desired settings [Who Can Join] and [Who Can Invite].
New accessibility and ease of use features
- PS4 For transferring PS5 saved data. We make it easier to access data saved on PS4 on your PS5 console in two ways:
- When you download or install a PS4 game on your PS5 console, you’ll see a notification that PS4 save data is available in PlayStation Network cloud storage (if your PS5 console doesn’t already have save data for the game). Just select the notification to download the saved data.
- When you download or install a PS5 game that can load PS4 save data, such as a PS5 version of a game that was also released for PS4, the same notification will appear (if the game supports this feature).
- (Note: online storage of saved data requires a PlayStation Plus subscription)
- Data transfer from PS5 to PS5. You can now easily transfer data on your PS5 console, including games, saved data, user profiles, settings, screenshots and videos, to another PS5 console using a local Wi-Fi network or LAN cable. You can transfer the data either during the initial setup of the PS5 console or later in the settings menu. This process will not delete or modify data on the original PS5 console.
- Screen reader improvements. The screen reader now gives more detailed instructions for navigating the console. It now tells you which direction you can move from the selected component, as well as your current position in the component with multiple items. Also, when you use a screen reader to view web pages, you’ll now see borders around the part being read aloud.
- Wireless Device Upgrade for DualSense Wireless Controller. You can now update the DualSense wireless controller firmware over the air. If you have problems updating your device’s software wirelessly, please update it by connecting the controller to the PS5 console with a USB cable. You can update wirelessly for the next update.
Game capture with voice command (preview)
Limited release in the US and UK
- Voice Command now supports using your voice to record video clips of your game.
- Say “Hey PlayStation, grab it!” to save a video clip of your latest game. The default saved duration is based on the settings.
- You can also save a specific game duration, from 15 seconds to 60 minutes. For example, to save 5 minutes, say “Hey PlayStation, capture the last 5 minutes”.
- Say “Hey PlayStation, start recording” to start recording a new game manually. You can stop recording and save the video clip by saying “Hey PlayStation, stop recording”.
- Voice Command (preview) is currently available in English for beta participants with US and UK registered accounts.