confirming the above via IGN Italy
, noting that just like the PS4 and PS4 Pro the PlayStation 5 will not support 1440p as a native resolution.
For those with 1440p displays designed for PC gaming this means that unlike the Xbox Series X and S (which fully support 1440p) the next-gen console can only output at either 1080p or 4K. Also, unlike the Xbox Series X and S it's being reported that the PlayStation 5 does not support the FreeSync standard for its VRS (variable refresh rate) solution.
In terms of PS5 players connected to a TV, aka the overwhelming majority, it's an omission that would go unnoticed much like VRS - but it does hamper the versatility of the console, especially when you factor in streaming, capture, or putting the console within a PC environment.
An environment where 1440p is considered the sweet spot. This also means that games on the PS5 wont be able to include a 1440p mode, one that favours both performance and image quality. Here's hoping that the support is a simple firmware update.