The big update 7.0 for PS5 has officially started rolling out to users, the main feature of which is support for Discord. Originally tested in beta, Discord integration on the PS5 console will provide the possibility of voice chats on different hardware platforms and the Share Screen function.
One of the other new features in the update is support for VRR at 1440p resolution, which will provide smoother visual performance when using a VRR-compatible HDMI 2.1 display at that resolution if the game supports VRR. A “join game” icon in Party Chats, a “friends playing” tile so you can see which games are active in your circle, and the ability to manually upload game screenshots to the PlayStation app are also included in the update.
Other small quality-of-life features include simplified PS4-to-PS5 save migration options, PS5-to-PS5 data transfer, screen reader improvements, and a wireless update for the DualSense controller. Interestingly, a limited release of the new game capture feature is rolling out in the US and UK. Users in these territories will be able to use voice commands to save videos of their gameplay.
Whether speaking or shouting, depending on your game settings, voice prompts like “Hey PlayStation, grab this” and “Hey PlayStation, start recording” will save your gameplay. You can also save a specific length of gameplay, from 15 seconds to 60 minutes, by asking your console to record a certain amount of video. For example, to save 5 minutes, just say “Hey PlayStation, record the last five minutes.”
The 7.0 update is a 1.1GB download that comes at an interesting time for Sony and its PlayStation brand. WITH Actual PS5 stock shortage according to PlayStation head Jim Ryan, more than 30 million units sold worldwide as of December 2022 and launch PlayStation VR 2 February 2023 is expected to be a big year before launch Final Fantasy XVI in June and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 later this year.
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