MasEnha, 21 Mar 2016Its won't coming on 2016 though. Eager to buy one, but reluctant for waiting.
Would make sense it launch beside the glasses.. Otherwise, keeping the glasses launch simple, would make sense for Christmas time; what are we going with otherwise... Early in the new year to generate sales during sluggish months?
If they can do it without a serious hardware change (might not require extra ram due to the nature of the system design; they will be adding it for EITHER 4K OR VR mode, the processing requirement for either mode being near equivalent.
They could double the internal power simply by swapping in a 'doubled-spec' gpu part, that could run half registers to equate to the same as the present gpu.
The cost of the double spec'd part would still be less than the system markup for including it.
This would mean little modification to housing etc, and a viable option
Definitely, a psvita should be on the way to support with a 4K display as well...
Its won't coming on 2016 though. Eager to buy one, but reluctant for waiting.
Xperiafan324, 19 Mar 2016What a load of bull, seriously why would Sony unveil a 4k capable ps4 when it just recently an... moreThis would be an excellent decision for a few reasons;
Gets them market research going into future generations; whether console users are 'willing to pay for bragging rights'. If this console was priced 25% higher than standards do sold at the same time as a 'non 4K' unit.
Really is needed for VR, as having two screens to render, at fullHD requires grunt, and without this system and a slightly upgraded gpu, VR games would be in some way gimped, vs the lounge room variant on the tv.
Would give a MAJOR competitive advantage over Microsoft, who've been regretting their super cheap gpu selection in the first place. Unfortunately for Sony, this might be used by M$ to pull a gpu upgrade during the middle of the platforms life.
Finally on PC, direct X 12 allows dual card scaling for steroscopic vision to scale correctly, with two cards offering 2x the performance (I looking forward to this, being a stereoscopic user from way back when...)
Good on Sony for doing what needs be done and supporting 3D viewing of games in the best way they can. Bring on October!
RejZoR, 18 Mar 2016They are defeating the purpose of consoles with this "more power" obsession. We already have P... moreWell they're trying to compete with PC for the gaming market. Why buy a gaming PC for $1000+ when you can spend less and get a machine thats just as powerful. It wont be as powerful but it has a simpler OS which will make it be able to keep up. Think a PC is android and Consoles are iPhone (with the prices reversed lol)
mir, 19 Mar 2016They can still afford to sell their console at a low price for the specs, because they can get... moreSony lose lots of money in the first 3 - 4 years of the PS3... and it wasn't pretty for them and quite sure Sony won't like to repeat that experience.
I always thought you'd get a sub-par VR experience with a vanilla PS4 so at least this would help counter that but it is all about pricing...
Fufufu... Thats great to hear though. Been waiting about when will they move to 4K graphics though
Q: what resolution is needed to use in VR headset if it would use displays (with real FoV and) in 4K for every eye?
(I wish PS4.5 / PS5 would support that resolution.)
PS4.5, 19 Mar 20161080p and 60FPS stable.That would be a great start for consoles.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2016You would need a USB3.1 or USB-C, or even Thunderbolt for this :)did not know this is the xbox one getting a gpu upgrade aswel
pcgamer, 19 Mar 2016they could have an external gpu like the new razer thingYou would need a USB3.1 or USB-C, or even Thunderbolt for this :)
and this, Console players, is how it feels to be a pc gamer.
new sh*t every year or two that makes yours look obsolete.
paco2x, 19 Mar 2016I don't think Sony could deliver a PS4 with 4K support that easy and even less for just $400..... moreThey can still afford to sell their console at a low price for the specs, because they can get the money back in terms of game sales. Sony makes its own games for the playstation too, you know.