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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.

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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.
  • Gamelists
    • 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.

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15 comments

  1. FTFY
    I haven't checked the stock since april or may, with exclusives heading to PC there is really no reason to buy one. I'm 99% positive the PS4 Pro will be my last console.
  2. I haven't checked the stock since april or may, with exclusives heading to PC there is really no reason to buy one. I'm 99% positive the PS4 Pro will be my last console.
    You have a good point. I've been a Sony console owner for a long time, and PS4 Pro may end up being my last as well.
  3. I haven't checked the stock since april or may, with exclusives heading to PC there is really no reason to buy one. I'm 99% positive the PS4 Pro will be my last console.
    I had a PS5 and honestly didn't see the hype. Maybe I'm a spoiled PC gamer, but it really wasn't that impressive. I do have a PS4 which I'll just keep because it was a gift from the wife, but it also gets hardly used.
  4. About f*cking time. Sony getting yet another feature that Xbox family had last-gen. As with VRR, again I say, "welcome to last gen Sony."

    with exclusives heading to PC there is really no reason to buy one
    I'm really hoping that I won't need to get any system this generation. Keep those Sony exclusives coming to PC. I've had at least one console for every generation starting with the 2nd generation. Will be weird to finally go through a generation without getting any of the consoles.

    I had a PS5 and honestly didn't see the hype. Maybe I'm a spoiled PC gamer, but it really wasn't that impressive.
    No you're not a spoiled PC gamer, consoles in general just aren't that impressive when you mainly game on PC. XBSX and PS5 are lucky they even got to launch with a current-gen GPU architecture. Their CPU is last-gen. PS5 and XBSX are the closest any consoles have been to matching PC at launch, but still they fall short. Not to mention it take a few years after the launch of a new generation of consoles for devs to start really using the power of those consoles. There really hasn't been sh1t in the past couple years to push either 9th-gen system yet, and show what they are really capable of. And like every console generation, the stuff that really pushes the hardware won't come until closer to the end of the generation.
  5. Their CPU is last-gen. PS5 and XBSX are the closest any consoles have been to matching PC at launch, but still they fall short. Not to mention it take a few years after the launch of a new generation of consoles for devs to start really using the power of those consoles.
    Hmm, you say something interesting here.

    If the hardware is last gen, or at least on the lower end of current gen -- why does it take years for devs to actually start using the power?

    Seems like it would be the same on the PC side then - or is it the PC side can just brute force through it and gloss over any inefficiency?
  6. If the hardware is last gen, or at least on the lower end of current gen -- why does it take years for devs to actually start using the power?
    Sony consistently has a way of shaking things up with each new gen the all various improvements take developers years to really reap the harvest. It's very similar to what we see with PC every time a new iteration of DX comes out. Even though I stopped buying consoles after the PS2 slim came out I've kept a pretty close eye on Sony because they tend to be a bit more unique with some kind of cutting-edge tech. The PS4 was a bit odd in comparison to the PS 1-3 but that's because they made the jump to AMD APU but then are getting custom chips now which adds another curveball for the developers to adapt to. This time around they've got the SSD/memory stuff plus trying to do RT and whatever unique flavors are involved.

    MS does the same thing with Xbox but this gen had a few more things going on as well similar to what Sony was doing since each are getting their own custom APUs from AMD. Meanwhile, inch-by-cyber-inch they are getting closer to PC levels. PC brute force can definitely happen for those lucky enough to own the hardware. From Batman Arkham Knight to Horizon Zero Dawn there are more than a few examples of games that have needed an unusual amount of hardware to get a decent experience on PC.
  7. Hmm, you say something interesting here.

    If the hardware is last gen, or at least on the lower end of current gen -- why does it take years for devs to actually start using the power?

    Seems like it would be the same on the PC side then - or is it the PC side can just brute force through it and gloss over any inefficiency?
    At least for this generation, availability has been so bad that developers can't exclusively target it. They have to make sure their game runs on last gen or it won't sell on console. It's probably more exaggerated now, but a factor for past generations, too.
  8. Yeah, I remember for both the PS1 and PS2 the best "looking" games came out either the year of or before the next-gen came out as well. Even without supply chain issues, the developers are always on the tail end of the release schedule. The PS4 represented a major change as Sony walked away from the Cell processor but then the PS5 is basically 2nd gen PS4 with enough tweaks and upgrades to add even more complications to the process. Factor in the steps to get it to 'enhance' the older games and there's yet another set of tweaks a dev team has to tackle.
  9. I was impressed by what I saw from the PS5 teardowns, especially considering what it'd cost to build a comparable PC. There are pros and cons to gaming consoles when compared to a PC, and I won't attempt to enumerate them all, but moving games to a dedicated device separated from my PC is one of the reasons a console is beginning to appeal to me. Access to exclusive titles would be a minor bonus at best.

    Problem: I haven't owned a console since the 1990s and am mostly clueless about the present software distribution model, which includes ways of obtaining games at a discount. Do console games routinely go on sale a few years (or whatever) after they're released? I also don't know whether it makes sense to to wait for the PS5 Pro at this stage. The digital edition seems like a no-brainer. Is there a PS5 guide or FAQ for newbies?

    This post probably qualifies as off-topic, and for that I apologize. The console gaming subforum seemed inactive, but maybe I'll post my questions there and someone will take pity on a poor console newbie. 🎮
  10. Do console games routinely go on sale a few years (or whatever) after they're released? I also don't know whether it makes sense to to wait for the PS5 Pro at this stage. The digital edition seems like a no-brainer. Is there a PS5 guide or FAQ for newbies?
    Yes, console games do go on sale, but the discounts aren't as deep as what you see on the PC side. I know at least on the Sony side, after a couple of years some titles move to "Playstation Hits" and the price comes down a good bit permanently -- not sure if this is just first party titles or if third party titles extend to it.

    If you get the disc drive, there is still a gray market for physical media, but it's very much diminished - the prices aren't discounted deeply, you still have large patch downloads, and a lot of publishers will lock content behind redeemable DLC-type transactions that aren't included in the base physical media --- once they are redeemed from the initial purchase that code is spent and subsequent users of the media would have to purchase the DLC.

    The drive unit does work as a 4K blu-ray player, if that's of any value. Apart from that, yeah, the drive has little value on the Sony side. On the microsoft side, the S edition without the drive is a much slower chip than the X edition with the drive, it's actually slower than the previous generation XB1X Pro.

    Waiting for the Pro or Slim -- tough call. When they do finally come out, very good odds the exact same thing will happen to them that is happening to current hardware -- it'll be nothing but scalpers for the first several months, if not years.

    PS Plus is mostly required for online multiplayer games (not universally, but mostly) - it's microsoft analog is XBL. It also gives access to a couple of free games each month - you only keep access to those for as long as you remain subsequently subscribed -- you drop the sub and you lose access to all of the accumulated free titles unless you purchase them. They recently added tiers to PS+ so that it's similar to XBGP - the middle and highest tier have libraries of titles to access similar to Netflix - if you don't mind the subscription model. Both PS+ and XBGP are nice ways to get an immediate boost to your gaming library if you are new to the system.

    Most people will chose a camp (Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo) based on what all their friends are playing, or based on exclusives they want to play. Sony tends to err more towards it's japanese roots, with a lot of RPG-heavy titles that don't always make it to Microsoft, whereas Microsoft tends to lean more on racing and FPS titles. Most of the big AAA titles will make it to both sides, eventually.
  11. Problem: I haven't owned a console since the 1990s and am mostly clueless about the present software distribution model, which includes ways of obtaining games at a discount. Do console games routinely go on sale a few years (or whatever) after they're released? I also don't know whether it makes sense to to wait for the PS5 Pro at this stage. The digital edition seems like a no-brainer. Is there a PS5 guide or FAQ for newbies?



    Stuff on sale all the time. Usually if you are just patient and don't fall for day 1 hype, stuff is usually half price in 6-9 months after release. Or less.

    Also, bc the PS5 "next gen" is out, PS4 stuff on sale everywhere. I've mostly been buying cheap PS4 games that I missed. I feel like my PS5 is the best PS4 ever. I maybe only own 4 PS5 games and 2 of those were from PS+. The other PS5 games I played I made sure to buy on disc so I can offload it after I finish. And there is nothing wrong with buying used.

    Digital only consoles are for chumps and/or rich people that don't care.

    If you're not on slickdeals.net they have a game section. For example I saw on there that Best Buy is doing a $10 game a day promotion lately. Today's was Nioh 2, I think yesterday was COD Vanguard.


    Now nothing can compare to the deals you can get on PC via the bundle sites like Humble bundle, Fanatical, etc. It's bc of these I have an infinite game backlog on PC.

    Now.... even if you could walk into a store today (or online, you know what I mean) and buy a $500 PS5.... is it a massive upgrade over PS4 pro? Nope. I would say it's not even a massive upgrade in graphics over base PS4... but it is a lot faster.

    I still have my launch model PS4. I was going to wipe it and sell it but just haven't gotten around to it yet. Some would argue that the best way to do consoles is buy the last gen model and enjoy all the cheap "last gen" games. I did this with PS3, bought at the end of it's life cycle and enjoyed all the cheap exclusives.

    PC gaming is best... but man I work on computers all day and by end of day last thing I want to do is sit in front of another PC.
  12. PC gaming is best... but man I work on computers all day and by end of day last thing I want to do is sit in front of another PC.
    I hear ya. Same for me and it's depressing. I'm so happy with how my rig is now and so sad that when I get home my eyes are basically telling no to looking at another screen.

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