Bad news for all PC gamers interested in buying PS5. Apparently, the new console will not support 1440p resolution.
That sucks! So basically, if you have a 1080p/1440p monitor, Xbox Series S is enough.
even at 1080p a PS5 DE for $100 is a way better buy
No 1440p?? What does it support then?? I'm getting it for the games, but it's a disappointment still.. Still a long way before native 2160p..
@bouzebbal Not... sure... if..... serious
Inevitable incoming article "xbox series x now supports 1440p resolution" Phil: "will somebody write the damn article...hurry up!"
it supports the best games though ....and this is what it counts
They need to change that and quickly. It's going to become a standard resolution as the generation goes on, and games get more demanding for both consoles, and most games that re aiming for 120fps are 1440p in resolution. A simple firmware update should fix this.
While true, it's a huge kick in the teeth for many of us. Next gen imho PS5 and PC is the way to go with a little Switch on the side for those who still care for Nintendo games. Many of us who have invested in our PC setup will own 1440p monitors, most of the best ones are this resolution and having the option would have been nice.
Who in their right mind is buying a XS s for next gen?....XSX is the way to go.
For 100 dollars of course it would be 😂
@bouzebbal are you high? It will have native 4k. It just might not be native 4k AND 60 fps for a lot of the resource intensive titles. 99% of indies will be native 4k, guaranteed.
@crazyCoconuts You are full of it 120+ fps with HDR and ray tracing with max detail will look and perform better at 1440P than 4k 60 they are going to have to hold back to make that crap work because they have already been doing that for years. To turn on all the bells and whistles for 4k developers are going to have to cut corners and maybe even drop back down to 30 fps again to make it work.
“Sony: PS5 won't support native resolution of 1440p, a resolution that seems pretty irrelevant for most gamers“ Makes sense. Although it would be nice to have 1440p support the majority of gamers don’t use monitors.
Its not just related to monitors though. Any hdmi 2.0 tv that has 120hz refresh rate will need to output at 1080p when using a 120fps mode rather than 1440p which is the actual bandwidth limit of 2.0 So its overall also a “loss” for anyone that was hoping to try out 120fps modes
It's not just for 1440p monitors though. I game primarily on PC with a 4k tv that does 120hz and usually choose 1440p/120fps over 4k/60fps since the controls are more responsive and it's much smoother in motion.
99.9% of true and not fake 120hz refresh rate TVs use HDMI 2.1. Why are we acting like 2.0 is the standard for high refresh rate TVs which barely make up 1% of the current market as it is? It's not. Now monitors are a point. But not for tvs.
Truth. I'm trying to find a decent monitor for the Series X, and it's very difficult. Nothing HDMI 2.1 yet. And when there is, gonna be expensive as hell.
You mean the majority of console gamers. Most PC gamers use monitors.
You guys don't seem to realize The systems internal resolution on a TV would be 2160 and it would output a Upscaled 1440p if it's running the game at 1440p not cut the image to 1080p lol. It's kinda a non issue on TV's because it's not a normal internal resolutions for TVs anyways. If you're playing PC on it you have the TV res at 4k and put the game res at 1440 with full screen like the average person would do. Not sure what the issue is. NOW if it's a monitor we're talking, most good ones that are affordable or worth the price are 1440p so that's a issue in this specific case. On a TV 1440p was never really an option anyways the Console will deal with resolution scaling
@Teflon No one is talking about the game’s resolution. Yes, the default output is 4k/60hz (regardless of the game’s resolution) However if you want to use 120hz mode, it will automatically drop to 1080 instead of 4k (unless you have an hdmi 2.1 tv) So it basically becomes the opposite of what you are saying, you could literally have a game running at 4k/120fps internally that the PS5 output would still be 1080. Ideally if they support 1440p as a possible output resolution, if you use a game in 120hz mode, the resolution would drop to 1440p (the bandwidth limit of 2.0) instead of dropping all the way down to 1080p. Its not like its a big deal, but it is a weird issue to have since there are plenty of other devices that support that resolution as well
@Jin_Sakai Lol you are joking right the best monitors are 1440P with HDR sony have lost their minds with this one . You all are going to have to buy a new TV a Sony tv thats what they are planning because only them and LG and Samsung have one that supports Hdmi 2.1 this is just a sony money grab.
Interesting so if your monitor is no good, everything else is irrelevant. Got it.
You won't be playing nextgen games on Series s at 1440p. Nice try though,lol. Even GEARS OF WAR 5 ON SERIES X RUNS DYNAMIC 4K,LOL
sucks I currently play my PC + PS4 Pro on gaming monitor, I'm near sighted so playing on tv would require me to use glasses and it's tiring to play for a long time that way XBS can go to hell though, most people who plays on 1440p monitors will already have a PC beast enough they don't even need a series X. not a launch window buy from me then I guess, gonna have to see the real life result first.
@SierraGuy not needed, it already supports it now, will support it on the new Xbox too. Its dumb not to support it.
If you play on a monitor you probably already have a PC. Or just buy a cheap PC.
Can you buy a cheap PC for 300€ that plays games as well as the Xbox Series S?
"Can you buy a cheap PC for 300€ that plays games as well as the Xbox Series S?" No, but if you already have a PC then $300 in upgrades will probably make it vastly superior.
@Lelo So if most games are running at 1800p or 2160p at 60fps you don't think that's good? Because it's quite clear that most games will be running at least Dynamic 4K/60fps. As for Series S, that thing is running games under 1080p and that's hardly what could be considered to be "Next Gen." It's like Microsoft decided to make a Xbox version of the Nintendo Switch about 4 years too late.
Rather have 165+ frame rates of 1440P with HDR 10 and 1ms response time like my monitor
It's unfortunate, but I'm not really surprised either. Sony has always been a little weird about resolution since PS3 with upscaling. It would be great to see native support in the future, but I guess we'll see.
Remember how if you switched to a different TV you needed to reset the video settings by holding the power button at boot for a double beep since the PS3 couldn't automatically switch to the supported resolution of the TV?
yakuza is 900p on xbox series s. even during this current gen you would hear backlash when a game is 900p.
Can't play Demon Souls on an xbox S, to name just one😎
My LG Oled with hdmi 2.1 doesn't mind😎
I have a samsung NU8000 120hz 4k tv, but it only has 2.0 hdmi slots. Where does this leave me?
Given that XSX doesnt support native 4K for its OS interface I don't see the PS5 not supporting 1440p being a big deal. Honestly for me the janky upscaled 1080p OS with XSX on my 2160P TV is going to look way worse.
As a PC gamer first that does suck. But then again I really won't be using my PS5 on a 1440p monitor
If you dont like good games
EXCLUSIVES MAN. EXCLUSIVES!
Where is the quote from Sony "confirming" this with them? This article shows no quoted proof with Sony confirming this. Basically we are taking IGN Italy's word over seeing an official statement directly from Sony. Not trying to damage control but we are seriously just going off of one websites claim that they were told it doesn't support 1440p?
If it's not there, it's probably legit what they're saying. But the thing is they could add it in an update possibly. Doubt it though, I feel they'd have done so with pro if that was the case
It may be something they can add post launch. What would be the benefit of blocking a resolution that the hardware can support?
Not sure, but maybe they just haven't tested/enabled support for that resolution because TVs generally aren't sold at that resolution. Has anyone tried plugging a PS4 Pro into a 1440p monitor? I'd guess it would downscale the output to 1080p.
When plugged into a 1440p monitor, PS4 Pro outputs 1080p. So it appears a little blurry. It doesn't even give us the option of 4K and letting the monitor downscale.
@Nerdmaster: I can use the 4K option and get a downscale to 1440p. It was 1080p when I hooked it up. Looked kinda blurry indeed, but I was able to change it, looks way better. I have an LG 27GN850. Maybe your HDMI cable isn’t compatible with 4k signal?
Sagapo I see the culture in your monitor choice wise one *nods*
My 1440p monitor receives 4k signals then output it as 1440p.
lol why am I getting downvotes, I'm just saying something about the monitor I have which just happens to have a feature like this. hahha n4g is full of clowns hahaha.
That makes sense. I would think that'll work just fine
That also explains why we haven't heard people complain about this with their Pro. It's probably a non issue
I think the major issue here would be 120fps support. Your monitor is very likely unable to accept 4K 120Hz signal due to lack of HDMI 2.1 so for 120fps games, you're going to be stuck with 1080p 120Hz.
What monitor are you using?
I think it's a matter of making the games easier to optimize. I imagine developers can test out the games and get the intended results more effectively if they have to worry about 2 resolutions instead of the odd ones in between. For the most part consoles are hooked up to a TV which will run at either 1080p or 4k.
Because Sony corporation doesn’t sell any tv’s/monitors native 1440p
This sucks. 1440p is a nice sweet spot for monitors vs performance, and would have been a great feature to have on the PS5. Personally, I wanted to hook the PS5 to my PC's monitor and swap between them, now I can't. (I don't like it upscaling from 1080p). Some monitors will accept 4k and downscale to 1440p which is better than 1080p up to 1440p but it would have been nice for native resolution support.
Everybody talking about monitors being the only thing that runs 1440p are confusing me. Every 4k tv I have hooked to can run 1440p. And it is a an optimal resolution to run demanding games at. It makes no damn sense that Sony would not support it. I own ps4 pro, an x1x, and and i7 1080ti rig. They all will output 1440p on samsung, vizo, and lg 4k tvs I have around the house.
@Gridknac I think you're confused my dude. PS4 Pro games can be rendered at 1440p but the output of the console is either gonna be 1080p or 4k. No way to output 1440p on the PS4 Pro or the PS5. This will be an issue when PS5 comes out because most high refresh gaming monitors are 1440p - and these consoles are flexing 120fps. So you plug your PS5 into your expensive 1440p/144hz monitor expecting 1440p/120 and you get a blurry 1080p signal. I actually had this issue playing PS4 on my 1440 monitor for a gaming party lol its so dumb. It looks terrible and im sure its just a software patch. They really gotta fix that.
Ok? People brag so much about true 4k on here, does it matter? I'd better not see someone that was whining about 4k on here thats mad about not having 1440p, because you DESERVE to get called out. That's some clownish shit.
Calm down dude. This is just news to let people who own 1440p monitor know ahead of the console’s release.
Calm down? Didn't realize that I was going insane. Just making an observation. Don't act like I'm crazy for calling out people that have said this for months, and going batshit about it lol. If anything, you should call out the people that scream about "4K or it's not next gen!" I see those guys everywhere.
You're calling out people in a gaming news website over monitor resolution support. That isn't something to really boast about...
Most games that support 120fps do so at 1440p. So you'll be stuck at a lower resolution for those games.
"I see those guys everywhere" Okay deary.
Perhaps I should have been more clear in my sarcasm. When I say "cancelled by twitter", I'm inferring that many petulant, sjw children use twitter and they are always finding ways to be offended by video games. Here's one example. https://www.kotaku.com.au/2... Also, good job on sending me a PM then immediately blocking me. Really says a lot about you.
That sucks for the millions with 1440p monitors.
They could join the millions with 4k TVs. If I buy a console it's for a TV not a computer monitor.
Not everyone have space for TV. Some just have enough for a 27" panel. 1440p is the sweet spot on pc especially with high refresh. Even professional development workflow can be benefited from high resolution. Having a console with option for many resolutions is beneficial for everybody even if you don't use them.
@Sieg I think the point is while those people exist, it likely isn't a significant market segment. I still would wager they address this in an OS update.