Finally PS5 has updated new features
A bunch of new social features have also been added. These include screen sharing requirements and notifications for games you can join.
Many PS5 owners have been eagerly awaiting 1440p support since the console's launch. And while it's currently only available in the PS5 beta program, Sony has confirmed it plans to roll out the feature globally "later this year".
Other new features added to the beta include player-created gamelists and menus to compare stereo and 3D audio. A bunch of new social features have also been added. These include screen sharing requirements and notifications for games you can join. All in all, it's a pretty significant PS5 beta update.
How to enable 1440p on PS5
If you signed up for the PS5 beta program, you can go into your console's settings to set the resolution to 1440p.
In the Settings menu, go to 'Display and Video', then the 'Video Output' submenu. Under 'Resolution and Frequency', select 'Resolution' and then select 1440p from the menu bar.
If you're not sure if your monitor supports 1440p, you can select 'Check 1440p output' in the same menu. If the test shows up correctly, you're good to go.
Why 1440p matters on PS5
1440p resolution isn't just a home between HD and 4K. Some of the best PS5 games support native 1440p resolutions, such as Final Fantasy 14. When such games are played on a 1440p screen, they appear much sharper as a result. That's especially true for smaller 1440p screens.
Interestingly, games with native 4K resolution can downsample down to 1440p. In this case, you can benefit from a higher frame rate and anti-aliasing that produces a smoother overall image, which eliminates sharp edges or aliasing on 3D objects. .
Unfortunately, Sony seems to have missed an important opportunity with its 1440p. Resolution settings won't work with PS5 VRR, another long-awaited feature that was added a few months ago. This is especially confusing given that the VRR is compatible with 1080p and 4K resolution settings on the console. Hopefully this can be resolved by the time the 1440p resolution rolls out to PS5 owners worldwide.
Finally, we're happy that 1440p support is finally on the PS5, even if it's limited in capacity at the moment. It's a feature that Xbox Series X consoles | S has been around since launch, and its omission from the PS5 is always confusing. Thankfully, that's one less thing than Sony has to play to catch up right now.