PlayStation 5 is finally adding support for 1440p monitors.
As announced on the PlayStation Blog today, PS5 users can expect to receive the new feature as part of an upcoming firmware update. The update is already rolling out to beta testers, which means that 1440p monitor support for PS5 should be available in an official capacity sooner rather than later.
Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President, Platform Experience, also confirmed that the update includes “gamelists, and additional updates to enhance your gaming experiences and make connecting with friends easier on PS5,” which are detailed in the bullets below.
Here are the some of the specifics that Nishino shared relating to beta access:
While beta access is limited to invited participants in select countries*, our goal is to bring these updates to our global community later this year. If you’re selected to participate in the beta, you’ll receive an email invitation when it’s available to download today. As always, some features available during the beta phase may not make it into the final version or may see significant changes.
New Gameplay and Personalization Options
- 1440p HDMI Video Output
- The PS5 beta introduces support for 1440p HDMI video output, enabling players to choose an additional visual setting on compatible PC monitors and TVs.**
- If the game you’re playing supports 1440p rendering you can experience native 1440p output on your display.
- Or, if you’re playing a game with a higher native resolution like 4K, then you may benefit from improved anti-aliasing through supersampling down to 1440p output.
- You can check if your HDMI device is compatible by selecting “Test 1440p Output” under “Screen and Video” options within system settings.
- In your Game Library you can now create gamelists, which make organizing your games even easier.
- To start, go to the [Your Collection] tab and select [Create Gamelist]. Choose games to add to your gamelist, then decide what to name it.
- You can have up to 15 gamelists and 100 games per gamelist. All games under the “Your Collection” tab of your Game Library can be added to a gamelist, including disc, digital and streaming titles.*** You can also add the same game to multiple gamelists.
Microsoft’s Xbox consoles already include support for 1440p monitors, as noted on a support page regarding TV resolutions. Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One X, and Xbox One S consoles are listed.