Sony has rolled out System Update 7.0 (23.01-07.00.00) for PlayStation 5, bringing a slew of new features and improvements to the popular gaming console. The update aims to provide PS5 users with an enhanced gaming experience.
PlayStation 5 Update 7.0 (23.01-07.00.00) features
System Update 7.0 for PlayStation 5 brings a variety of new features and improvements, but perhaps the most exciting one is the support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) on 1440p displays. With this feature, PS5 users can now enjoy a smoother visual experience on a VRR-compatible HDMI 2.1 display at 1440p resolution when playing VRR-supported games.
The update includes an updated 1440p output test, making 1440p support available on a wider range of HDMI displays. You can easily check if your HDMI device is compatible by navigating to [Settings] > [Screen and Video] > [Video Output] > [Test 1440p Output].
In addition to VRR support, the System Update 7.0 for PS5 brings another game-changing feature – integration with Discord Voice Chat. Now, players can enjoy seamless communication with their friends on Discord while gaming, without the need for a separate device or app. This integration makes it much easier to coordinate with teammates and strategize during gameplay. It’s a welcome addition that enhances the overall gaming experience on the PS5.
The update also brings improvements to the PS5’s user interface, making it more accessible and user-friendly. For instance, players can now customize their game library and hide games from view, making it easier to navigate through their collection. The update also includes enhancements to the PlayStation App, which allows players to manage their console remotely, including the ability to join multiplayer sessions, voice chats, and more.
Another notable improvement is the ability to customize the control center by rearranging the icons and controls, making it more convenient to access frequently used features. The update also includes improvements to the PS5’s 3D audio technology, making it even more immersive and realistic. Additionally, the update includes several other bug fixes and stability improvements, ensuring a smoother and more enjoyable gaming experience for PS5 users.
Furthermore, the PS5 update 7.0 has also improved the screen reader feature, which now provides more comprehensive guidance while navigating the console. It notifies you about the available directions to move from the selected component and also informs about your current position in components with multiple items. Moreover, when using the screen reader to view web pages, it highlights the area that’s being read aloud with borders, improving the overall accessibility of the console.
Additionally, the System Update 7.0 allows users to update the DualSense wireless controller device software with a wireless connection, which makes it more convenient to keep the controller up to date. If you encounter any issues updating the device software wirelessly, you can still use the USB cable to connect the controller to the PS5 console and update it.
However, for future updates, you will be able to update the controller wirelessly without the need for a cable. This improvement further streamlines the process of keeping the DualSense controller up-to-date with the latest software.