The lights are on
Sony exec Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that the upcoming
PlayStation 4 console plays 4K resolution pre-recorded video - with four times
the pixels of a 1080p display - but does not support the higher resolution for
Yoshida told Joystiq that the PS4 supports playback of 4K
video streams, which require a stupendous amount of storage or bandwidth and an
extremely expensive display that can handle the format. The lack of game
support should surprise nobody, as the processing power to render games in
realtime at 3840x2160 resolution is unrealistic to expect even out of next-gen
Hot and sexy
Leave it to Sony to always be looking forward. PS2: Helped make VCR's almost disappear. PS3: Helped make Blu-ray the dominant format. PS4: Ready to take on the next video format of 4k.
Great now I just need to get one of those $10,000 4k resolution tv's. I mean what's $10,000 right?
I know they're looking forward, but I really doubt 4K catching on anytime soon. The only time it's even relevent is if you have like a 150 inch tv lol. Your eyes can't tell the difference in the pixels anyway.
this is gonna be bad for the price of the ps4. right?
ehh whatever on that .. no one really has the money for those tvs yet anyway .. maybe mid gen to next next-gen
I didn't think it would support 4k for games. That would be pretty crazy.
That is very good because the PS4 will be ready for that technology when it hit the market.
99.9% of gamers dont have 4000k hd tv and wont be getting it any time soon or be able to afford the 20000$ tv that sony made. so this is a good move. personally i dont see why we need those 4000k. not so long we were told 1080p is the be all end all, now we gotta upgrade again? no thanks.
This comments section is silly.
Well I'm not surprised. I was expecting the video to be able to play in 4k. I knew games wouldn't be supported in 4k yet because it's very expensive and a waste of time to do so when 99% of the country can afford the 4k displays and are happy with the current HD resolutions.
Perfect for the 4k tv you dont own!
Seems like a good precaution, although I doubt 4K will hit mainstream during PS4's life-cycle, certainly not for gaming.