Using a monitor with PS5
As you may have known IGN Italy In direct discussions with Sony, the PlayStation 5 will not offer resolutions in between 1080p and 4K. What does this mean? Well, if you have a monitor with 1,440 horizontal line native resolutionWhen connecting your new PS5 you will not be able to take advantage of the maximum resolution of the monitor, and you will be forced to play in 1080p.
The console would work in 1080 and the monitor would recover to show the image in full screen, something that would not be entirely drama, but that would lose definition with respect to what that screen would be able to display.
PC gamer vs console gamer
The resolution at 1,440 pixels It’s not a particularly popular resolution with console gamers, but it is popular with PC players. The reason is basically the type of screen on which it is played, since, if televisions jump from 1080p to 4K, in the case of monitors we can find 1,440-pixel models, a resolution that allows you to enjoy a little more definition without straining the GPU too much by avoiding 4K.
If we add to this that many players combine the PC with the console, and use the same monitor for both platforms, the result is a small community that supports the 1,440-pixel format, so they appreciate being able to play at that resolution to get the most out of your monitor. But no, PS5 will not allow you to use this option, and unlike Xbox Series X, the available options will only be 1080p and 4K.
This is a problem?
Taking into account the market share of 1,440p monitors, we could say that those affected will be very few. You only have to take a look at the best-selling monitor models on Amazon to see that the first model with 1,440p resolution does not appear until 28th place, so Sony may have taken this type of demand into account and preferred not complicate things on your console.
On the other hand, Microsoft’s option contrasts, which with Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have wanted to continue offering the option that was already available from Xbox One X. If you are one of those users who has a 1440p monitor, you shouldn’t worry at all. It is a loss that Sony can possibly be reproached with considering the potential and performance of its console, but looking in the long term, it is most likely that you will end up buying a monitor with HDMI 2.1 that allows you to enjoy signals at 120 images per second , and thus, get the most out of your console.