Sony Might Consider 1440p Resolution For PS5 In The Future


As we currently know, the PlayStation 5 supports only 1080p and 4K resolutions. However, a new leak from BenQ indicates that Sony might be looking at adding support for native 1440p resolution for the PS5. This comes as no surprise since many gamers nowadays are hooking up their consoles to monitors instead of traditional televisions. Unlike televisions, monitors are capable of supporting various resolutions, making them a better choice over television for most gamers.

The Xbox One X does support native 1440p resolution, but the PS4 Pro first outputs the image in 4K quality, downsamples that to 1080p, and upscale it to 1440p resolution, resulting in poor image quality. However, it now seems that Sony has understood the demand for 1440p gaming as well.

According to Wccftech, BenQ originally made a now-deleted statement in one of its blog posts suggesting PS5 users to buy a 1440p monitor instead of a 4K TV if they want to game at 120FPS. "If you’re interested in high frame rates, you may want to consider a good QHD gaming monitor, as 1440p will be supported by the PS5 with a higher likelihood of 120Hz in that resolution," the statement read. As fans started to learn of this news and began questioning BenQ regarding the matter, the technology company requested fans to refer to "official Sony announcements and publications for PS5 information."

We aren't sure if this was an error on BenQ's part or if Sony wanted to make this announcement sometime later. It's also possible that Sony did not intentionally make this announcement as the company also produces its own 4K TVs.

On the contrary, the Xbox Series X continues to support 1440p, giving users a wide range of resolution options to choose from.

The PlayStation 5 is available now.

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