Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a new firmware update for PS4 and PS5. After some users have already been able to test some of the new features thanks to the beta, these are now being applied to the rest of the players. As the official PlayStation blog reports, among the features implemented are some of the most requested, such as the ability to create or join open and closed parties from the same console. The patch is already available for download.
Another improvement focuses exclusively on PS5, as they have improved the Game Base UI and trophy cards. Additionally, they have integrated accessibility features such as mono audio for headphones.
The company further reports that those who need “a refresher on PS5 features” can check out the new Pro Tips cards, which can be found in Control Center. It will also be possible to learn how to pin videos and applications to the screen while playing or share the screen with friends, among other tricks.
System software features such as open and closed games are coming to PS5 and PS4 globally today, alongside PS App and PS Remote Play updates.
Additionally, the first details on the variable refresh rate for PS5, which will be released in the coming months: https://t.co/UIYG3Gqkul pic.twitter.com/MSkw40rm69
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Other improvements: PS App and PS Remote Play
The PS application will also be enriched with certain options, which will be added gradually. Among these updates is the ability to create or join open or closed groups through the app. On the other hand, the application’s Game Base user interface has also been updated, in order to “easier access to the Friends, Parties and messaging functions”.
As for Remote Play, the feature that allows you to play on other devices via streaming, now includes with this update a dark mode and new languages for the screen reader: Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Greek , Thai and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified).
The PS5 will support VRR (variable refresh rate) in the near future.
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