PS5 Won't Support 1440p Output Reportedly

According to reputable source, Sony has confirmed that PS5 won't support 1440p output.

November 5, 2020

While Xbox manages to deliver a next-gen experience for both 4K and 2K resolutions with two different consoles, it seems Sony will only stick to Full HD and 4K resolutions in PS5.

According to a recent report from IGN Italy, they have been officially told by Sony that PS5 won’t support 1440p or 2K resolution. Simply put, the console will only have true outputs for 4K and Full HD displayers. So, if you have a 2K monitor, PS5 will either upscale the images from 1080p to 1440p or downscale it from 4K to 2K.

One of the main purposes of the next-gen consoles is to make gaming easier on higher resolutions. Both PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles are targetting 4K as the base resolution for running next-gen games, however, there are still a considerable amount of players that wouldn’t mind playing in 1080p or 1440p resolutions. Probably Xbox Series S would be a great choice for this group of gamers, but when it comes to PS5, there might be some problems with the 2K resolution.

Of course, it still needs an official confirmation from Sony itself, but it’s not a big deal for most of the gamers, though it might be a little bit disappointing for those who already got a 1440p monitor or TV for gaming.

Recently, PS5 has officially been sent to some outlets and content creators around the world to be the first ones in the world experiencing the feeling of playing next-gen games on a next-gen console.

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PS5 will be out on November 12th. Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Demon’s Souls Remake, The Pathless, and Godfall will be the launch titles of Sony’s brand new consoles. Not to mention that most of the cross-gen games that have already been launched for current-gen platforms like Watch Dogs Legion, FIFA 21, and NBA 2K21, will be available for PS5 at launch.

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