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Massive PS5 firmware adds Discord voice chat, VRR at 1440p, more



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Sony has just released the latest system software update for the PS5. If you’re keeping track of the version number, we’re now at version 23.01-07.00.00. What does this 1.1GB update actually do, though? A lot, as it turns out. This is the official release of the firmware that has been in beta for a while, integrating Discord as well as adding a number of quality of life changes.

As mentioned, Discord integration is the headline event here. Once you’ve synced your PSN and Discord accounts, you’ll be able to start a voice chat later and then join it through your PS5, which is a convenient way to communicate with your friends even when they’re away. Be it on PS5 or not. .

Elsewhere, those using a 1440p display can now toggle on VRR to smooth out any harshness in the image. The game hub has been expanded to include playtime, overall progress percentage, and a friend’s who’s playing tile that lets you see who has a game and who’s currently online. The trophy activity card has been moved and adjusted to make it more convenient.

Screen reader feature, game base and game library have also been improved. Oh, and software updates are also available for the DualSense, DualSense Edge, and PSVR2 Sense controllers. In the US and UK, a preview expands the voice command function to include commands to save video clips of gameplay.

We’ll add the full patch notes below when they’re available, but it’s safe to say it’s a pretty monthly update. Are you interested in the latest PS5 firmware features? Let us know in the comments section below.


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