PlayStation 5 Receives 1440p Support and Gamelists as Part of Beta Program

Those This latest update includes the long-awaited 1440p support as well as other quality of life improvements such as ‘Gamelists’ and more.

Detailed within the PlayStation Blog, the company announces that the new beta system software is now available to invited participants. Those who are able to access the beta are now able to take advantage of the new features.

The more prominent addition is 1440p support. Players using monitors and displays that are able to support 1440p can now select this output option. Of course, the game itself will need to support 1440p as well. However, this option should help make 4K games look better on 1440p displays thanks to improved anti-aliasing and supersampling.

Additionally, the new software update includes gamelists. Practically speaking, this is the PlayStation 5’s version of folders. Players now have the ability to group and organize their games into separate gamelists. By navigating over to ‘Your Collection,’ players can select ‘Create Gamelists’ and begin. Each user can create up to 15 gamelists and include up to 100 games per gamelist. The same game can be entered into multiple gamelists.

PlayStation is also making it easier to listen to and compare the difference between 3D and stereo audio on the same screen. Plus, players can now request a friend to share their screen. PlayStation 5 owners can also join friends directly from the notification. Players can also send stickers and voice messages to groups via Game Base cards.

PlayStation 5 beta access is only available in select regions. These include Canada, the U.S., Japan, U.K., Germany and France. These regions are the same as the last beta access program. Thus, it appears as though PlayStation is starting to operate its beta program on a bit of a rhythm.