Earlier today, Sony launched version 7 of the PS5 software, which includes support for VRR at 1440p resolution and Discord integration for PS5. But the latest PS5 firmware update also rolled out several quality-of-life improvements for PS5 owners.
Thanks to the latest firmware update, US and UK can now use voice commands to capture gameplay. These users can say actions such as “Hey PlayStation, start recording” to begin capturing gameplay footage. This feature is convenient for those who want to capture gameplay footage without using button prompts to start recording.
Sony also made it easier for PS5 owners to find their VR games. Using new filters in your game library, you will be able to filter out and quickly locate all your PlayStation VR and PlayStation VR2 games you currently own.
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The latest PS5 firmware update makes it easier for PS5 owners to access their PS4 saved data. When users install a PS4 game on their PS5 and have a saved data file, a notification will appear in the PlayStation Network cloud storage. PS4 to PS5 data transfer aside, the latest firmware update makes it easy to transfer PS5 data to another PS5 console by using a local Wi-Fi network or LAN cable.
The last noteworthy thing introduced in the new PS5 firmware update is that PS5 owners that own a game’s physical disc can now use the same disc installation to play the digital copy without inserting the disc into their console.
The update follows the recent release of the PlayStation VR2, which we called a “quantum leap” over the original device in our review. The next major PS5 game is Resident Evil 4 Remake, which figures to push the platform harder than pretty much any game to date. It is also being released on PS4, PC and Xbox Series X|S.
For more info on the new firmware update, check out the changelog for the full list of new changes in the PS5 firmware update.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.
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