There is a big rumor going round right now, suggesting that Sony may have secret plans to launch a new PS4 4K console. This console could have the ability to output games at 4K resolution, meaning that PS4 users may get to play their games at 4096×2160 pixels as opposed to the current standard of 1920×1080 pixels.
The rumor started here in this Kotaku article and has now gained another credible source with Digital Foundry also stating that this console is real and in development as we speak according to their information.
Furthermore, this console could come to market as the ‘PS4K’ and will offer games in Ultra HD but not at a native 4K resolution – according to Digital Foundry, which means that it could actually imply a resolution 3840 pixels × 2160.
With the new console, Sony is thought to be able to offer more GPU power to developers which could give it a distinct advantage over Xbox One.
Then again we have seen in the past that Microsoft don’t like to be left behind, so could we be at a stage when we get to see 4K capable consoles by the end of 2017?
It will be very interesting to see what happens, especially if you are a PC gamer reading this who now may be tempted to make the jump to console with better graphics available.
We highly recommend you take a look at the Digital Foundry report for more technical insight, but as a gamer reading this – would you buy a 4K PS4 console?
Should Xbox One and PC gamers be worried about Sony’s plans?