BERLIN: Sony has announced a PlayStation 5 update that brings support for HDMI video output at 1440p (2560 by 1440 pixels), a significant upgrade for anyone not happy with the Full HD (1920 by 1080 pixels) resolution available until now.
PlayStation users had been left envious while Microsoft's rival console Xbox Series X has for quite some time already had 1440p, often referred to as WQHD (Wide Quad HD).
Sony's update also lets gamers with large archives of games create game lists in their library to be able to sort them by category, for example. Up to 15 lists with a maximum of 100 games each are possible.
Players can also make a direct sound comparison and check out whether they prefer 3D audio or stereo audio. In addition, Sony has simplified access to your ongoing PS5 activities and now also offers the possibility to request screen shares from party members.
Sony is promising new features for the PlayStation app (Android and iOS) by the end of September, such as the possibility to start a remote play session directly from the app. You then need to have installed the PS app and the PS Remote Play app.
In addition, it should be possible to ask a party member playing on a PS5 to share their screen via the app, in order to be able to follow their game on the mobile device. In other words, you can livestream your friend's session while out and about on the other side of the planet. – dpa