Seems "PS4K" Is Indeed Real, But Many Questions Linger
Last week, we caught wind of some big news: Reportedly, Sony is planning to produce a more powerful PS4 console.
Now, another source claims more confirmation, and some ideas as to what gamers and current PlayStation 4 owners can expect.
It seems Eurogamer's Digital Foundry team has confirmed the existence of such a system, supposedly dubbed "PS4K." The new, more capable console, is in the prototype phase even as we speak, but there are a few questions that need to be answered. For instance, while developers will receive more GPU power in the latest PS4 model, it's still "nowhere near enough to provide native 4K gaming at the same quality level as current 1080p titles."
Still, PS4K would be capable of playing current and next-gen ultra HD media, "while also supporting other aspects of 4K," and it's believed that this upgraded console will almost definitely use an "evolved version" of the APU tech that's currently in the system. There is also the big question as to how Sony will roll out this new machine; we don't know if it'll be an updated console that simply adds visual improvements to older titles, or if it'll adopt the Slim structure from previous PlayStation generations.
I've already said I won't get any new console this early in a generation (PS4 launched only a little over 2 years ago) and frankly, I don't care about any little visual boost. Native 4K would be one thing but if that's not possible, anyway, why bother with this thing?
3/24/2016 8:35:07 PM Ben Dutka