Sony: PlayStation 5 will not support 1440p.

The PlayStation 5 focuses mainly on 4k, but gamers who own a 1440p monitor would have hoped that the new hardware would support this resolution as well. Unfortunately, we have bad news for this group, because Sony has informed IGN Italy that this will not be the case.

No 1440p for PS5

According to IGN Italy, Sony has confirmed in a response that the PlayStation 5 does not support native 1440p resolution. The console will still work with these monitors, but it will scale from 1080p or 4K in that case. The PlayStation 4 Pro had the same limitations, while several games rendered correctly internally in 1440p. Sony could also use supersampling to render the footage in 4k first and then scale it down.

While the lack of 1440p doesn’t affect the gamers using a TV, there are many PC users who have invested in gaming monitors with this resolution. Upscaling or supersampling will still produce beautiful images, but for 1440p gamers it will result in a less than perfect experience.

Sony: PlayStation 5 will not support 1440p

It seems to be a limitation that’s relatively cheap and easy to fix, but Sony already showed little interest in 1440p with the PS4 Pro. Instead, gamers using monitors with this resolution will be forced to choose a lower image quality or an Xbox Series X | S to go. Both consoles from Microsoft do offer native support for 1440p.

The PlayStation 5 will be released on November 19 in the Netherlands and Belgium. Have you not placed a pre-order yet? See here where you still have a chance.

Sony: PlayStation 5 will not support 1440p