New PlayStation 5 System Update 7.0 Released; Introducing 1440p VRR Support, Discord Voice Chat and more

Sony has just deployed PlayStation 5 System Update 7.0 (23.01-07.00.00), which includes VRR support for 1440p displays, Discord Voice Chat and more.

Following last month’s beta release, the new system update is now available to all PS5 owners. As said, the main features include support for Variable Refresh Rate for 1440p displays and Discord Voice Chats. In addition, this new firmware version enables additional data transfer options between PlayStation 5 consoles. These new capabilities allow users to more easily transfer data between PS4 and PS5 systems.

We have included a screenshot of the main features of this system update below. There you will also find some more details about the new VRR and Save data migration options:

New gameplay and customization options

  • Variable refresh rate support for 1440p. You can now enjoy smoother visual performance when using a VRR-compatible HDMI 2.1 display with 1440p resolution when playing a game that supports VRR.***
  • We’ve also made some updates to the PS5 console’s 1440p output test parameters, enabling 1440p support for a wider range of HDMI displays.
    • To check if your HDMI device is compatible, go to (Settings) > (Display & Video) > (Video Output) > (Test 1440p Output).

New features for accessibility and ease of use

  • Migration of saved data from PS4 to PS5. We make it easier for you to access your PS4 save data on your PS5 console in two ways:
    • When you download or install a PS4 game on your PS5 console, you’ll see a notification that PS4 save data is available in your PlayStation Network cloud storage (if your PS5 console doesn’t already have save data for the game). Simply select the notification to download your saved data.
    • When you download or install a PS5 game that can load PS4 save data, such as the PS5 version of a game that was also released on PS4, the same message will appear (if the game supports this feature).
    • (Note: online storage for save data requires a PlayStation Plus subscription)
  • PS5 to PS5 Data Transfer. You can now easily transfer the data on your PS5 console, including games, saved data, user profiles, settings, screenshots and videos, to another PS5 console using a local Wi-Fi network or a LAN cable. You can either transfer the data during the initial setup of the PS5 console or later from the settings menu. This process does not remove or change the data on your original PS5 console.
  • Screen reader improvements. The screen reader now provides more detailed guidance when navigating the console. It will now tell you the direction you can move from the currently selected component, as well as your current position within a multi-element component. Additionally, when using the screen reader to view web pages, you will now see borders around the section being read.
  • Wireless Device Update for DualSense Wireless Controller. You can now update the DualSense wireless controller device software with a wireless connection. If you have trouble updating your device software wirelessly, connect your controller to your PS5 console using the USB cable to update it. You will be able to update wirelessly for the next update.

We will update you as soon as more information about this new firmware version becomes available. Sony is likely to post the official release notes on its support page soon.

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