The newest PS5 beta update adds support for 1440p video output and collecting your games together into folders, at long last.
The beta update is available today for those in the U.S., Canada, Japan, U.K., Germany and France who receive an invitation email as part of the beta participation scheme.
You'll be able to group up to 100 games into 15 user-created gamelists, which are basically folders for the PS5 – better late than never.
Other beta update features include being able to compare the difference between stereo and 3D audio in the settings menu, useful for people still trying to work out the PS5's 3D audio capabilities and whether their headset sounds better with it on or not.
There are also a bunch of improvements to the social UX, including allowing you to launch into the same game as a friend you're joining the party of, or requesting them to share their screen so you can follow along.
Here's a complete list of everything in the latest PS5 beta update:
PS5 Beta software updates
1440p HDMI Video Output
The PS5 beta introduces support for 1440p HDMI video output, enabling players to choose an additional visual setting on compatible PC monitors and TVs. If the game you’re playing supports 1440p rendering you can experience native 1440p output on your display.
Or, if you’re playing a game with a higher native resolution like 4K, then you may benefit from improved anti-aliasing through supersampling down to 1440p output. You can check if your HDMI device is compatible by selecting “Test 1440p Output” under “Screen and Video” options within system settings.
In your Game Library you can now create gamelists, which make organizing your games even easier.
To start, go to the [Your Collection] tab and select [Create Gamelist]. Choose games to add to your gamelist, then decide what to name it.
You can have up to 15 gamelists and 100 games per gamelist. All games under the “Your Collection” tab of your Game Library can be added to a gamelist, including disc, digital and streaming titles. You can also add the same game to multiple gamelists.
Compare 3D Audio and Stereo Audio
You can now listen to and compare the difference between 3D and stereo audio on the same screen, and then choose your preferred setting.
Social UX Features
Request Share Screen
You can now request party members to start Share Screen to watch their gameplay. Go to the voice chat card, select the party member you want to send the request to, and then select [Request Share Screen].
Joinable Game Notification
When you join a party and a party member is playing a game you can join, you’ll now receive a notification. You can join the game directly from the notification.
View New Friends’ Profiles
When you accept a friend request in the [Received] list, you can now view your new friend’s profile in [Accepted Requests].
Send Stickers and Voice Messages in Game Base
In the Game Base card, you can now send stickers and voice messages to your groups