Those with 1440p displays will soon see a native 1440p image when hooked up to their Xbox One X consoles. Microsoft’s Kevin Gammill from the Xbox Software Engineering team confirmed that this support is going out to Insiders in early preview rings in the near future.
Many questions recently around the timing of our 1440p support. Those of you in our early preview ring should be pleasantly surprised very soon if you have an Xbox One S or Xbox One X.
— Kevin Gammill (@CmdrDesslock) February 16, 2018
Gammill announced back in November that that the Xbox One X would output natively over HDMI at 1440p for applicable monitors, but that support wasn’t present when the console launched. Up until now, players have had to deal with downscaling a 4K image to 1080p instead, which isn’t ideal.
While Gammill noted that both the Xbox One X and Xbox One S would receive this support, only the X will support gaming at 1440p. Over on Xbox One S, that resolution will likely be limited to video playback.
It was not revealed when exactly this feature would be going out to Xbox Insiders, but a tweet from Brad Rossetti, head of the Xbox Insider team, suggests that it could be within the coming days.
If you don’t own an Xbox One X or an Xbox One S yet, Microsoft is offering few deals for the next couple of weeks. You can save up to $50 on Xbox One S bundles while your purchase of an Xbox One X system will come with a free digital copy of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.