In the United States, Japan, Canada, and the United Kingdom, beta testers will be allowed to participate in PS5 Console Discord voice calls. Owners of PS5 devices can now join Discord calls by connecting their accounts, and calls can then be transferred to the PS5 through the Discord mobile app. Along with several dashboard upgrades, Sony is also supporting 1440p with Variable Refresh Rate.
The way Microsoft initially introduced Discord compatibility on the Xbox seems to be comparable to how the Discord voice integration on the PS5 works. According to Sony, in order to start a Discord voice conversation on your PS5 console, you must utilize the Discord program on your desktop or smartphone.
This implies that unless you use a smartphone or a computer to transfer the call, you will not have access to Discord servers directly on a PS5. Sony could do the same, as Microsoft updated Xbox’s Discord integration in November, making it possible for Xbox owners to access voice channels directly from their consoles without the need for a computer or a smartphone.
The PS5 will also feature a variable refresh rate for the 1440p resolution in addition to Discord. As a result, HDMI 2.1 displays that are compatible with VRR at 1440p can take advantage of improved visual performance in games.
In the PS5 dashboard, Sony is also enhancing the social features of the party chats and share screen feature. A unique “friends who play” tile has even been added to allow you to check which friends are actively engaged in a game.
Although game clips and images may presently be uploaded automatically using the PS app, you’ll eventually be able to manually post-game captures. Additionally, Sony is facilitating the loading of previous versions of PS4 saved data into new games on the PS5.
A new feature allows PS5 games and data to be transferred between consoles through a local Wi-Fi connection or LAN. Sony is making this new beta technology accessible to testers, and in the following months, it’s expected to be accessible on all PS5 systems.