New PlayStation 5 Firmware Finally Enables 1440p Output on the Console

PlayStation 5 Firmware version 22.02-06.00.00

Back in July Sony announced a new PlayStation 5 firmware version, which was available for select people, to beta test. Now, Sony has finally released the public version of the firmware, dubbed version 22.02-06.00.00. 

This firmware finally adds support for 1440p output in the PlayStation 5, which is again a feature fans have requested since launch. You can run a test to check if your HDMI device supports 1440p output here,  [Settings] > [Screen and Video] > [Video Output] > [Test 1440p Output].

The firmware update also adds the ability to create custom gamelists, which can now be accessed from the Game Library by selecting the “Your Collections” Tab. 

For people who like to use YouTube on their PlayStation console, Sony will finally introduce voice commands, which, as of now can only search for content in English. It will only be enabled for PSN account holders in the US and UK

Sony introduced Game Base as a dedicated hangout space for players on the PlayStation Network where they can share content and play games together. Now, after the new firmware update players can also request party members to start a share screen. There’s also a few additions to game hubs, where players can see their In-progress activities featured at the top, to make is easy for them to continue from the last session. 

If you are looking for the 3D audio settings, the location has now been changed after the update. “These settings are now under [3D Audio for TV Speakers] and [3D Audio for Headphones] in [Settings]> [Sound].

This should cover all of the big additions, but you can also read the patch notes below for the full list of changes. 

Patch Notes 

  • In Game Library, you can now create custom gamelists to better organize your games.
    • You can create your gamelist within the Game Library by selecting the [Your Collection] tab.
    • Select games to add to your gamelist, and then decide what to name it.
  • We’ve updated the following for the Game Help feature:
  • 1440p HDMI video output is now supported.
    • Before use, run a test to see if your HDMI device supports 1440p output by going to [Settings] > [Screen and Video] > [Video Output] > [Test 1440p Output].
  • We’ve updated the following in Game Base:
    • 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].
  • When you join a party, and a party member is playing a game that you can join, you’ll now receive a notification. You can join the game directly from the notification.
  • When you receive a message, you can now view the sender’s profile by selecting the message and pressing the options button.
    • We’ve updated the following for [Friend Requests].
    • When you accept a friend request in the [Received] list, you can now view your new friend’s profile in [Accepted Requests].
  • In the Game Base card, you can now send stickers and voice messages to your groups.
  • The following features are added to game hubs:
    • In-progress activities can now be shown prominently at the top of the game hub to make it as easy and as fast as possible to get back to where you left off.
    • If Game Help is available for an activity, the [View Hints] button will appear.
    • In the [Videos based on your recent gameplay] section, you’ll see labels for why the videos are recommended for you, such as “Fast Play”, “High Score”, or “performance”.
  • While using the web browser, you can now select between two types of zoom functions.
    • “Zoom” lets you increase the size of the elements on the page while adjusting their layout so everything fits without having to scroll left and right.
    • “Magnify” increases the size of everything on the page without layout adjustments.
    • The maximum zoom/magnification rate is now 500%.
  • We’ve reorganized the 3D audio settings.
    • These settings are now under [3D Audio for TV Speakers] and [3D Audio for Headphones] in [Settings]> [Sound].
    • You can now listen and compare the difference between 3D and stereo audio on the same screen.
  • Voice Command now supports searching for content in YouTube using voice.
    • Currently, Voice Command (Preview) is only available in English for players with PSN accounts in the US and UK.
    • From anywhere on the PS5, including during gameplay, you can say “Hey PlayStation, search for [keyword] to YouTube.” The YouTube app will open and relevant search results will be shown.
    • The way you enter text using voice input has changed. Previously, if you had the screen reader turned on, you had to wait for the instructions to be read aloud before speaking into the controller to enter text using voice input. Now, you can skip the instructions by pressing the cross button.
  • The following improvements have been added to the screen reader feature.
    • When controller button shortcuts for on-screen buttons are displayed, the screen reader now reads them aloud.
  • We’ve updated the following for Remote Play.
  • Custom button assignments are now enabled in the passcode input screen.
  • We’ve updated the DualSense wireless controller device software to improve stability. An issue causing system software errors during rest mode in some PS5 consoles was resolved.

– PlayStation Blog

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