PlayStation 5 Doesn’t Support Native 1440p Output

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Despite previous suggestions made by BenQ (which have since been updated), IGN Italy has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will not support a native output resolution of 1440p.

“According to the latest information, confirmed directly by Sony to our editorial team during the day today, PS5 will not support the native resolution at 1440p, a resolution that is certainly ‘irrelevant’ for most players, but very ‘dear’ to PC gamers,” the site reported.

This is a disappointing omission for a $500/$400 gaming console that boasts some of the latest display technologies, such as HDMI 2.1 and high-refresh rate (120 Hz) support.

The implication is that PlayStation 5 users with 1440p monitors will have to cope with a blurrier image. While there are some impressive display scalers out there, the image will almost assuredly be worse than native output.

The PlayStation 5 ($499.99) and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition ($399.99) will be released on November 12.

Tsing Mui
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