Sony has made an exciting announcement for PS5 beta users today, as the beta testing for the Discord integration has officially begun in the US, Canada, Japan, and UK. The integration allows PS5 owners to join Discord voice calls through the use of their mobile device or computer, by linking their accounts and transferring the call to the console.
While the process may seem similar to how Microsoft initially launched Discord support on Xbox, Sony aims to improve the integration in the future, with Xbox already allowing users to join voice channels directly from the console without the use of an external device.
Alongside the Discord support, PS5 users will also benefit from the addition of Variable Refresh Rate support for 1440p resolution, providing smoother visuals in compatible games. Sony is also making several improvements to the social aspects of the platform, such as adding a new “friends who play” tile, allowing users to see which friends are currently gaming, and the ability to upload game captures manually.
To make the transition to the PS5 even smoother, Sony is also making it easier to access PS4 saved data on the new console, with the option to move PS5 data and games to another console using a local Wi-Fi or LAN connection.
This new beta software is now available for testers, with plans for a wider release to all PS5 consoles in the coming months.