PlayStation 5 will soon be a better fit for PC monitors as Sony has confirmed that the next PS5 system update will include 1440p video support.
PS5 currently supports 1080p and 4K (2160p) output but nothing in-between. While 1080p and 4K work fine with TVs, some owners have encouraged Sony to add support for 1440p output for PC monitors – a way to increase frame rate without going all the way down to 1080p.
Sony has now officially announced that PS5 will gain 1440p support.
- "Since PS5 launched, we’ve been listening to your feedback and working every day to bring you more community-requested features. Today, we are rolling out a new PS5 system software beta that includes 1440p support, gamelists, and additional updates to enhance your gaming experiences and make connecting with friends easier on PS5," said Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President of Platform Experience, PlayStation.
Update: 1440p is supported at 60Hz and 120Hz, in SDR and HDR. 1440p with VRR is not supported at this time.
PlayStation 5 will soon support 1440p video output. Photo: Sony
Xbox already supports 1440p.
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The new PS5 system software will also add other new features as highlighted below. Sony has not confirmed when the update will be made publicly available.
Next PS5 system update – features
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 tab and select . 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.
Compare 3D Audio and Stereo Audio
- You can now listen to and compare the difference between 3D and stereo audio on the same screen, and then choose your preferred setting.
Easier Access to In-progress Activities
- When resuming a game, in-progress activities are often shown prominently at the top of the game hub to make it as easy and as fast as possible to get back to where you left off.
Request Share Screen
- You can now request party members to start Share Screen to watch their gameplay. Go to the voice chat card, select the party member you want to send the request to, and then select .
Joinable Game Notification
- When you join a party and a party member is playing a game you can join, you’ll now receive a notification. You can join the game directly from the notification.
View New Friends’ Profiles
- When you accept a friend request in the list, you can now view your new friend’s profile in .
Send Stickers and Voice Messages in Game Base
- In the Game Base card, you can now send stickers and voice messages to your groups.