Sony has released today Wednesday version 7.0 of PlayStation 5, a firmware update with a number of new features and added features.
The most striking thing is surely the compatibility with Discord– PlayStation Network and Discord accounts can be linked to access voice chat from PS5.
Beyond the social features, the update also adds new accessibility and usability features, including improvements to migrating save data from PS4 to PS5, game presets in multiplayer sessions, and filters to easily sort and search games. from your library.
And in this sense, a problem that PlayStation had been dragging on for years, since PS4 and PS5, and that on Xbox was already solved: now you will no longer need to insert the game disc if you also got the digital version of the game (for example, on PS Plus).
You will no longer need to go looking for the disc to play a game that you also have on digital or on PS Plus
This change wasn’t mentioned in the PlayStation Blog explanation, but PS5 users have already noticed it and are discussing it on forums.
Before this update, if you had a game on disc, then you got the same game on digital (buying it cheaper, with a code or -most commonly- downloading it from PS Plus), it didn’t matter: you still needed to insert the disc to play it.
From now on, the console will recognize that you have the digital license of the game, even when launching it from the original launcher (from the icon) of the physical game.
This will be particularly noticeable with games that you already have physically, but that you will also have digitally when released on PS Plus (Horizon Forbidden West, for example), saving you the hassle of having to find the disc and install it, when you technically don’t need it.
Other novelties of the PS5 update 7.0 include variable refresh rate support for HDMI 2.1 displays TRV compatible at 1440p resolution, along with general compatibility with more HDMI displays at 1440p.
Also, in line with what we talked about earlier, now when you download or install a PS4 game on your PS5, a notification will appear to tell you that there is PS4 save data available on your PlayStation Network cloud storage (if your PS5 console doesn’t already have saved game data), and you can download it by tapping the notification.
When you download or install a PS5 game that can load PS4 save data, such as the PS5 version of a title that was also released for PS4, you’ll see the same notification.
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