Almost six months after the September 2021 update that added the support for an M.2 SSD drive to be installed into the console’s expansion slot, Sony has finally released a major software update for PlayStation 5 which brings in support for voice commands and new party features.
According to Sony’s official Blog post, the new update, which will be available globally starting form today, new lets you use your voice to summon the console to open different apps, pause and play media, and more just by saying “Hey PlayStation”, similar to Google Assistant or any other voice assistant.
As for the new party features, when creating a party for online chat, users now have the ability to choose between an open or a closed party, which means you can chose weather friends of party members can join chat without an invite or not.
Additionally, the new update also ads a “Pro Tips” section to the control centre where users can now learn more and read about PS5 features such as how to pin videos and apps to your screen while you play, share your screen with friends and so on.
Besides the new change log, Sony has also unveiled its plans to bring support for VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) to PlayStation 5. This means that users with HDMI 2.1-compatible TVs and PC monitors will soon be able to experience even more smoother gameplay along with sharper graphics, and reduced input lag.
However, according to Sony’s Blog Post; in order to take full advantage of VRR, games will first be needed to be optimised through a game patch. On the contrary, Sony says that VRR can still be applied to games that don’t support VRR natively, but doing so could result in “unexpected” visual effects.
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