PlayStation 5 is constantly being updated. Sony‘s console is already more than two years old, but it has more and more features for its players. This is the trend it wants to follow for the next few years, and for this it is about to integrate many other new features that will be at the service of users.
As published in its official bulletin, the most striking of these upcoming updates will be the integration of Discord voice chat so that players can chat in real time while playing. To use it, users will have to link their Discord accounts with their PlayStation Network accounts, and then they will be able to use it freely.
One step behind Xbox
This update was long awaited by PS5 gamers, but not only because of its functionality, but also because on Xbox it already arrived a few months ago and has been working ever since. PS5 testers have already been able to try Discord on the console in tests that began early last year, and the feature is now ready to be integrated.
Why it has taken so long to implement this feature is due to Discord itself. Apparently, the online chat service is difficult to integrate on consoles, which is why the first tests on PS5 were rather bumpy. Moreover, although Xbox managed to integrate it into its platform in the first instance, users had to use their mobiles to transfer conversations each time, and although this was later fixed, it took a long time to achieve.
PS5, however, will add this option with everything ready. They have spent a lot of time testing the functionality to get everything right, and it is expected to arrive in a form where players will just have to add their account to use it freely.
New updates coming to PS5
Beyond the Discord service, Sony is about to add other new features and improvements for PS5. Most notably, it is extending variable refresh rate (VRR) support for displays with a resolution of 1440p. This enhancement will allow the relevant monitors to adjust their refresh rate to the frame rate used on the console, resulting in a much smoother game image.
Updates will also be made to the console’s user interface and internal framework. There will be wireless firmware updates for DualSense controllers. There will also be more options for data transfer, an optimized screen reader and a much simpler and faster data migration for shared games between PS4 and PS5, so you can quickly move your data from a game started on one console to the other.
Finally, another long-awaited update is the addition of manual game screenshot uploads to the PlayStation app. This will allow players to share their progress more quickly and effectively. There is still no release date for this future update, but it is expected to arrive in the coming weeks.