Sony has released a software update for the PlayStation 5 with version number 7.0. The new firmware adds Discord integration, adds support for Variable Refresh Rate technology for 1440p displays, adds support for local data transfer between PlayStation 5 consoles, and allows you to record gameplay videos using voice commands.
Connecting to Discord is done the same way it was originally implemented on Xbox – via a cellphone rather than a separate server dedicated directly to the PlayStation 5. Before connecting, it is recommended to unlink your PSN and Discord accounts, if any. However, only Discord voice chat features are currently available. Text messages are not yet supported. However, the integration of the service into the PlayStation 5 now allows Sony console owners to communicate directly with Xbox console owners. By the way, last year Microsoft improved the integration of Discord with its Xbox consoles. There you can connect to voice chat directly from the set-top box itself, without the need for a mobile phone or PC.
The new firmware has expanded support for Variable Refresh Rate technology and added the ability to use it with 1440p resolution displays.
Added “Hey PlayStation, record this!” voice command feature for US and UK users to record gameplay videos. You can also choose how long you want the video to be recorded with your voice, for example by saying “record 5 minutes”.
Also, a feature has been added that allows you to see which of your friends are currently playing a specific game. Transferring data from PS4 to PS5 via PlayStation Network cloud storage (PlayStation Plus subscription required) has also been made easier and more informative, as has the ability to transfer data from PS5 to PS5 over Wi-Fi or a wired connection.