A new update has been made available by Sony for some of the approximately 32 million PlayStation 5 systems that the company has sold to this point. The long-awaited addition of HDMI VRR compatibility at 1440p is included in firmware version 7.00, which is now available via Sony’s beta program. Other new features include connection with Discord and increased ease-of-use functionality.
Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will be receiving a significant new software upgrade in the near future. At this time, Sony only allows participants in its public beta program to get the software upgrade. Even though the firm has merely said that the update would be accessible internationally “in the future months,” there are rumors that it will be released in March.
According to Sony’s changelog, the incorporation of Discord is the most significant modification that was made inside firmware version 7.00. Voice communication between users of Xbox and computers, as confirmed by the business, is now available. However, in order to initiate a voice conversation on your PlayStation 5, you will first need to download the Discord program either a personal computer or a mobile device. In addition, if you linked your Discord and PlayStation Network accounts before installing firmware update 7.00, you may need to relink them after installing the upgrade.
In addition to this, Sony has extended the capabilities of the HDMI variable refresh rate (VRR) to monitors that are running at 1440p. It is important to remember that in order for HDMI VRR to function, the PlayStation 5 must be connected to a display that is compatible with HDMI 2.1. Additionally, Sony has included a few additional minor new features, which we will detail below for your convenience. The complete update for the PlayStation 4’s firmware, version 7.00, can be obtained on the PlayStation Blog.