PS5 Might Get 1440p Support in The Future; Sony Comments on VR Support

Sony executives talk about the 1440p resolution support, potential VR solitions, and the lack of a web browser.


Today the Japanese website AV Watch posted an interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment executive vice president Masayasu Ito and a and senior vice president Hideaki Nishino about the PS5.

First of all, we hear from Ito-san that there is no technical issue preventing the console from supporting 1440p resolution (which at the moment isn’t supported), with Nishino-san adding that Sony wanted to give top priority to supporting TVs [over monitors]. This appears to imply that 1440p support could come in the future if there’s a demand from the users. That being said, no promises were made.

On top of that Nishino-san answered to a question about VR support on PS5 in a cryptic but interesting way.

“My answer to your question is “I hope that PS5 will have a VR experience suitable for the PS5.” I cannot comment any further, but I hope so (Laughs)”

We also hear from Nishino-san that at the moment there’s is no plan to implement a web browser on PS5. He doubts that it’s a required application for a video game console, that being said, he appears to be open to hear opinions about it. In any case, it would take time to implement.

In case you missed it, the PS5’s standard edition will cost $499.99, €499.99, £449.99, or 49,980 yen while the Digital Edition is priced at $399.99, €399.99, £359.99, or 39,980 yen.

The first release date for the PS5 will be on Nov. 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea.

Everyone else will have to wait a little more: the console will launch in Europe and in the rest of the world on Nov. 19.

Incidentally, Sony recently announced that it plans to ship more than 7.6 million units by the end of March 2021, beating the PS4’s debut shipments.

You can also check out the console’s launch trailer, a couple of celebrity videos, an unboxing video, and the “ultimate FAQ” published yesterday, spelling all you need to know.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.