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PS5 finally getting support for 1440p monitors and folders

Plus a host of other enhancements.

Sony is finally adding support for 1440p displays to the PlayStation 5, to the cheers of many players, particularly those on PC, with high refresh-rate QHD monitors.

This has been a long requested feature by PS5 owners, and a feature that the Xbox Series X/S has supported since launch.

The feature is currently only available for users signed up to the beta firmware channel, but it should be released to all users very soon.

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Games that natively support 1440p will be rendered at that resolution, while 4K games will be downsampled for better anti-aliasing.

Digital Foundry also notes that the firmware supports 120Hz at 1440p with either HDR or SDR, but not Variable Refresh Rate.

Another much-requested feature is the addition of so-called "gamelists" which basically function as folders. Players can have up to 15 gamelists and up to 100 games per gamelist.

The update also brings a whole host of user experience improvements, including the ability to compare the difference between stereo and 3D audio, the ability to request to view a friend's screen and get a notification when you can join a game played by your party member.

You can read the full list of improvements here.

Now, I wonder when Sony will get to adding the mysterious 8K support, a label which continues to be on the PS5 box.

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