Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 Will Not Be Supporting 1440P Resolution

Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 5 will not support 1440 pixel resolution. The new system is only a few days away from its launch, and fans are preparing to experience the next generation of video gaming as soon as possible.

With preorders sold out all over the world and consoles not available in physical stores thanks to the effects of the global pandemic, it’s becoming harder and harder for fans to get a hold of the new console.

As more news come out about the PlayStation 5, players might be getting less impatient to buy the new console. For each interesting update players receive, there’s another segment of news that rots the whole thing.

For example, it’s already confirmed through a leak that the PlayStation 5 will only have 667GB of SSD storage space, about 150GB less of what Sony told fans to expect. This is a harsh blow to players, especially in the new generation of gaming, which is looking at video game files getting bigger and bigger as developers incorporate more advanced visuals and features. For example, the next main entry to the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops Cold War will be taking about 133GB of the system’s SSD all by itself.

Now, another frustrating piece of news has been revealed by IGN Italy, who has confirmed that despite speculations to the contrary, the PlayStation 5 will not be supporting 1440p resolution. This might not mean much for fans who are planning to just hook their consoles to a TV, but this is saddening news for PC gamers, who intend to connect their consoles to computer monitors in order to achieve a wider range of resolutions.

Gamers were hopeful for 1440p support from the PlayStation 5 since its ancestor tends to be a disappointment in this department. The PlayStation 4 uploads its footage by reducing it to 1080p and then enhancing it to 1440p, which might end up with blurry graphics. Natural 1440p support would’ve been a significant advantage for the PlayStation 5 fans that prefer using computer monitors, but based on the latest news, this will not be the case.

Luckily, there is still a lot to forward to regarding Sony’s next-gen console. For example, the new machine will be supporting numerous accessibility features including an integrated screen reader, a text to speech option, and a voice dictation component for online messaging. The DualSense controller can also be remapped to better suit the player’s needs. This is a huge step forward in terms of accessibility, which has always been a controversial issue in the video game industry.

There’s still a lot of hype for the PlayStation 5 as its preorder numbers show. The absence of 1440p resolution shouldn’t be that big of a deal to a lot of people and Sony never did officially confirm it.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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