Following previous rumors, Sony has confirmed that the PS5 will not offer native support for the 1440p resolution. This is primarily used in PC systems.
A few days ago it was rumored that the PS5 will offer native support for 1440p resolution. The monitor manufacturer BenQ referred to the compatibility on its own pages and later withdrew the note.
There is now an official statement on this subject. Sony told IGN Italy that buyers of the PS5 would have to forego native support for the 1440p resolution.
Of course, this does not mean that players who have a corresponding monitor inevitably have to buy another device. However, the result should encourage them to do so. While a 1440p display can be connected to the PS5, you will likely see a 1080p signal upscaled to 1440p. This is nothing new. Because even the PS4 Pro only supported 1080p and 4K natively.
For gamers who use a TV anyway, today’s denial shouldn’t play a major role. The vast majority of TVs have 1080p or 4K support. 1440p screens, on the other hand, are more likely to appeal to PC gamers. However, there are also console gamers who connect their hardware to a PC monitor.
Regardless of which display device you use, the PS5 will launch on November 12, 2020, in the United States and November 19, 2020, in Europe. The prices are $400 (digital edition), $500 (standard model).