Next-gen consoles are finally arriving next week and while consumers by now know almost all the important details about the console they are planning to buy, there are still some questions left unanswered, and we are finding out about them in these last few days before the launch day.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S units are already being tested by journalists and influencers all over the world, and new information is constantly coming from different sources, confirming or denying various features and characteristics of the next-gen systems.
Is PlayStation 5 supporting 1440p resolution?
According to an IGN Italy report, Sony has confirmed that their next-gen console won't natively support 1440p resolution.
This information was confirmed by Sony's representative when asked directly about the possibility of 1440p support.
Strangely enough, the system natively supports 900p and 1080p, after which it skips to 4K.
This will leave many PC gamers, who have planned to buy PS5, without support for their 1440p gaming monitors, which are quite popular for PC gaming and are often seen as a "sweet spot" for a good, yet affordable gaming setup.
This comes as a result of the fact that the TV industry never really adopted the 1440p resolution and went straight from HD(720p) and full HD(1080p) to 4K screens.
Considering that consoles are primarily played on TVs and not gaming monitors, Sony has probably decided that there is no real reason to integrate support for 1440p resolution for PS5.
This doesn't mean that you won't be able to connect your PS4 to 1440p monitor, it just means that the resolution won't scale properly, which is far from ideal situation for gaming.
On the other hand, it is confirmed that the PS5 comes with will full support for HDMI 2.1 and 120Hz, along with the HDMI 2.1 cable that comes with the system.
When it comes to Xbox Series X, it has been confirmed that it will have native support for 1440p monitors.
Sony PlayStation 5 is set for launch on 12th November in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, and on 19th November in the of the world.