Huge PS5 update adds FOUR new features to make Xbox owners jealous


SONY is stepping up the heat against Xbox with four long-awaited new features for PS5.

The gaming giant has been busy working on some killer additions for its next big update.

PS5 was released in November 2020

And if you’re still using a PS4, it’s also good news, as some will be heading your way too.

So what can we expect?

PS parties

Sony has listened to fans and given them what they want at long last.

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You will now be able to create or join Open and Closed Parties on both consoles, as well as from the PS App.

And best of all, this particular update is available right away.

As part of the move, the PS App Game Base UI has had a bit of a refresh to make it easier to get to Friends, Parties and messaging features.

Variable Refresh Rate

For those who want the absolute best visual experience, news of Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support for PS5 will be cause for celebration.

This will work on HDMI 2.1-compatible TVs and PC monitors.

According to Sony, it will enhance visual performance for PS5 games by “minimising or eliminating visual artifacts” such as frame pacing issues and screen tearing.

Gameplay will feel a lot smoother, with graphics looking crisper, and input lag is reduced.

Variable Refresh Rate isn’t available just yet though – it’ll be rolled out “in the coming months”.

User interface changes

Sony is also tweaking some bits of the PS5 UI.

What you’ll notice most is enhancements to Game Base and Trophy cards.

You can now keep the games or apps you choose on your home screen by selecting ‘Keep in Home’.

The home screen will now allow a total of 14 games and apps to appear on your home screen.


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Sony is boosting its accessibility options as well, adding even more screen reader languages.

Something it is also testing is a new voice command feature, that enables players to use their voice for finding and opening games, apps, and settings, as well as controlling media playback on the PS5 console.

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