June 7, 2023

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Sony fixes the PS5’s lack of a web browser and 1440p support

Sony fixes the PS5's lack of a web browser and 1440p support

Like the newly launched game consoles, the PlayStation 5 does not support every feature you expect out of the box. In an interview with a Japanese outlet AV Watch, Sony EVP Masayasu Ito and SVP Hidaki fixed some functionalities that were not present in the Nishino launch

Unlike the Xbox Series X, the Series S and One X Before them, the PS5 did not output to 1440p monitors locally, instead scaling from 1080p. Nishino said Sony initially wanted to focus on TV support, but added that if the company decides there are no technical reasons why it should not do so and that there is enough demand.

The PS5 does not have a web browser, which breaks with the tradition set by the PS3 and PS4. Nishino doubts whether it is really necessary to have a separate browser application beyond the browser capabilities used for certain network-based functions (such as logging into some Wi-Fi networks or some publishers’ own account systems).

The PS5’s VR compatibility is also a bit lacking, requiring an application for Free camera adapter And games can only run on PS4 backward-compatible mode. Nishino believes some games could be better anyway, however, noting that he wants to see a more flexible PS5 VR solution in the future, but can not comment further. Bloomberg Reported earlier this year Sony is working on a new PlayStation VR headset.

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