The PS5 firmware update 6.00 release date, along with firmware update 7.00 firmware, has been apparently uncovered by known insider Tom Henderson. Updating his prior reveal for full PS5 Discord integration, which will presumably come with the 7.00 update, he states that the version 6.00 system update will arrive on September 7, 2023 while the version 7.00 system update is slated for March 8, 2023. While he qualifies this March release date by saying that “it can change with problematic development,” this is what has been “pencilled in/aimed for.”
PS5 fireware update 6.00 features include 1440p and gamelists
And just like that, the release date of 7.00 gets updated to March 8th, 2023. 🤭
Version 6.00 is September 7th, 2023.
So Discord integration on the PS5 is March 8th, 2023 (if nothing else changes).
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) August 29, 2023
Sony released the beta for the 6.00 update in late July this year, promising to deliver on several features that have been requested by the PS5 community since the console’s launch. First and foremost, it will include support for 1440p HDMI video output. This of course requires that you own a TV or PC monitor that is compatible with this, though PlayStation notes that results will vary depending on the game you’re playing as some support 1440p rendering while others don’t.
As an additional note, VRR on PS5 will still only support 1080p and 4K video outputs. On the better side, a game that can render in 4K resolution may benefit from improved anti-aliasing through supersampling down to 1440p.
The 6.00 update will also come with self-curated gamelists that you can create in your Game Library under the Your Collection tab. Each gamelist can contain up to 100 games, which includes those for disc, digital, and streaming, and you can have up to 15 gamelists in total. Also planned is the ability to compare 3D audio and stereo audio, easier access to in-progress activities, and Share Screen requests to party members.
It’s unclear what will come with the 7.00 update, but full PS5 Discord integration may be the only feature necessary for many to be excited for it.
In other news, new revised, lighter PS5 models are reportedly being rolled out, and PlayStation has acquired mobile developer Savage Game Studios in the formation of the new PlayStation Studios Mobile Division.