Full HD resolution is good. But it gets even harder. That’s why Sony is now introducing 1440p for the PS5. What is behind it? And what else does the latest Playstation update bring?
the essentials in brief
- Sony is bringing support for HDMI video output at 1440p to the Playstation 5 via a software update. This corresponds to 2560 by 1440 pixels.
For comparison: Full HD offers only 1920 by 1080 pixels. 1440p is also often referred to as WQHD (Wide Quad High Definition) and has been available on Microsoft’s rival Xbox Series X for some time.
Thanks to the update, game lists can now also be created in the library to sort games by category, for example. Up to 15 lists with a maximum of 100 games are possible. And gamers can now make a direct sound comparison on the monitor and hear if they prefer 3D sound or stereo sound.
Additionally, Sony has simplified access to ongoing PS5 activity with the update and now also offers the option to request screen shares from party members.
New features for the Playstation app (Android and iOS) follow in September, such as the ability to start a remote play session directly from the app. Prerequisite is the installation of PS App and PS Remote Play App. It should also be possible to ask a party member playing on a PS5 to share their screen via the app so they can then follow their game on the mobile device – even on the go.
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