"They are calling the new product PS4.5" April Fools' Day is too early. smh.
4k only makes a difference if you sit damn near to it. For example it's very useful for VR, but useless to TVS smaller than 60 inches (can't see the difference if you sit more than 4 feet away...)
A gimmick in other words (unless your TV is ginormous or you use VR).
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2016try getting 1080p 60fps first sony -___-Yeah that's what they're trying to do mate.
I don't think Sony could deliver a PS4 with 4K support that easy and even less for just $400... getting a more powerful GPU would need the change of the entire design of the console, the heat generated for the more powerful GPU would need another heatsink and fans, probably a bigger one. That alone will change the motherboard layout and most likely the console housing shell.
And not counting the price, since Sony uses AMD chips, for 4K in games would need an HBM VRAM based card like Radeon Fury GPU's and those are not cheap... in other words, it will be another console just like that.
"If it ever does see the light of day, it's possible that it will be priced at $400"
Is that 4K statement is true than this price is big lie, it would be at least 800 dollar or more then.
What a load of bull, seriously why would Sony unveil a 4k capable ps4 when it just recently announced a 1080p PS VR? Same type of rumors did the rounds for the Vita (Higher-res, more RAM etc.) These things even if under consideration internally NEVER see the light of day simply because of the irrecoverable backlash that the company in question would receive from its most loyal fanbase.
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2016No way 4k needs a much much more powerful gpyYou didn't read the article, did you?
Basically you would have games that support certain modes (say the VR mode) only on the "new PS4" then I assume.
I just hope they don't mess up and make new games exclusive to this new PS4 or whatever it would be called, and make the game work on both models, running 4K, VR or higher graphics on the newer but running the same as other games on the 1st gen console.
It's easily possible to make this work without leaving the current gen PS4 users in the trash can, specially being so close to a PC now.
Just-Me, 18 Mar 2016what a way to dump the existing ps4 owners. I would consider it if it's the next gen, but an i... moremore like all they need to do is make the devs release an HD pack or addons, for the games already existing, which some people may have to deal with extra disk space being taken away unless they bump the hdd a bit too, but it does not necessarily makes the current ps4 users left out, specially for those who don't even have a 4k display... the content can be the same, just with better resolution and more horse power for the resolution (plus effects). besides it's an x86 cpu, you don't need to change the game engines to adapt to the new gpu... this ain't ps3
They are defeating the purpose of consoles with this "more power" obsession. We already have PC's for that. Whole point of consoles was ease of use and the fact that graphics weren't its primary focus. It was fun games even if they had somewhat inferior graphics. It's the same reason why Nintendo 64 (N64) games look fun and cute even today despite it's age. I don't think many modern console games will be able to brag about such thing after same period of time as N64 games.
Just-Me, 18 Mar 2016what a way to dump the existing ps4 owners. I would consider it if it's the next gen, but an i... moreDo you know how games work? It's like a video game made for PC if you have a system with a better gpu the. The game looks better and has higher details. The same game will work on a less powerful machine but with lower graphics. It's the same thing the games for ps4 will work just like they do now but will have higher details in the new ps4
what a way to dump the existing ps4 owners. I would consider it if it's the next gen, but an improved current gen is just unacceptable, because game developments will shift to this enhanced edition.
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2016Without a 4K tv the added resolution won't make a difference. While 4K tvs are common these da... moreThat's right. 1080p with excellent framerate is still the way to go for gaming. Besides, gaming companies put out a trailer that looks so awesome then promise that the gameplay will look just like that, only to dial down the graphics in the retail package.