4K Movies Supported On PS4, But Sony Faces Obstacles
It has already been confirmed that while no game will support the futuristic 4K resolution on the PlayStation 4, it will indeed support 4K movies.
Of course, as you might expect, any video showing in that ridiculous resolution might eat up some serious gigabytes...tons and tons of gigs, apparently. And that's a definite obstacle according to Sony Electronics President and COO Phil Molyneux.
In speaking to The Verge, Molyneux said 4K movies could eat up "100 gigabytes and plus," but they're trying to find ways to make obtaining such entertainment a "comfortable consumer experience." So he admits there are challenges the company needs to face, but they're striving to conquer those challenges. I'm not sure when we'll see movies, TV shows, and other forms of media popping up in 4K resolution, but when they do, the PS4 will be ready.
At least Sony doesn't have to use the system as they did the PS3; i.e., like Trojan Horse to sneak Blu-Ray into people's homes ASAP.
3/2/2013 10:55:33 AM Ben Dutka