Sony's latest PlayStation 5 Beta update adds 1440p resolution support and more

Some games should support native 1440p display outputs

Sony's latest PlayStation 5 Beta update adds 1440p resolution support and more

Sony's finally delivering 1440p resolution support on PlayStation 5 systems

As part of the company's latest Firmware beta for their PlayStation 5 gaming system, Sony has added official support for QHD (Quad-HD) 1440p screens though the system's HDMI output. This will allow gamers to make full use of their 1440p displays, with 4K content downsampling to 1440p through supersampling. 

Previously, PlayStation 5 consoles could only display 1080p content on 1440p monitors, giving users of high-resolution non-4K displays a sub-par gaming experience. These users were forced to used play 1080p content on a 1440p screen, upsampling already downsampled content to deliver poor visual results. In contrast, Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S gaming systems supported 1440p display outputs at launch, avoiding this issue entirely.

With 1440p resolution support, PlayStation 5 consoles will now deliver clearer results on a larger number of gaming displays. While not many console gamers use 1440p monitors, 1440p is a commonly used resolution by PC gamers, making 1440p an excellent add-on for gamers who want to use a PlayStation 5 console on their PC monitor.   

Sony's latest PlayStation 5 Beta update adds 1440p resolution support and more

Another useful add-on for Sony's PlayStation 5 latest firmware is the addition of Gamelists, a feature that allows users to organise their games in a more useful way. PS5 users can have up to 15 games lists that can be viewed under their "Your Collections" tab, each of which can include up to 100 games. These lists can include disc-based games, digital games, and streamed games. Games can also be added to multiple lists. 

Those who want the best audio experience from their consoles can no use a new "listen and compare" feature for their headphones, allowing them to compare "Stereo" audio and "3D Audio", allowing gamers to choose the setting they prefer.

Currently, Sony's latest PlayStation 5 firmware is only available to those who have signed up to the PlayStation 5's beta firmware channel, though the update should be available to all PlayStation 5 users soon. 

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28-07-2022, 17:00:58

NeverBackDown
F'ing finally only took them a decade since ps4Quote

28-07-2022, 20:25:16

Warchild
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
F'ing finally only took them a decade since ps4
Now the fun challenge of actually obtaining one that isnt twice the price.Quote

29-07-2022, 01:23:22

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Now the fun challenge of actually obtaining one that isnt twice the price.
People still have a hard time getting one? I haven't kept up with it but that's quite absurd it's taken this long for supply.

I'm sure MS are happy about it as it's pushed people towards Xbox's who didn't want to waitQuote

29-07-2022, 10:27:09

Warchild
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
People still have a hard time getting one? I haven't kept up with it but that's quite absurd it's taken this long for supply.

I'm sure MS are happy about it as it's pushed people towards Xbox's who didn't want to wait
our main sources of hardware in Scandinavia still have it only listed on a "let me know when its in stock" page.

You can go on the craigslist equivalents we have and see it upwards of $1000 easily.Quote

29-07-2022, 11:17:37

NeverBackDown
Well sorry to hear that. That's quite unfortunate.

At the very least once you can obtain one you'll have 1440p if that matters to you and a plethora of games and more ssds that are compatible with PS5. Glass half full type of thinkingQuote
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