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This generation, consoles are touting (and struggling to reach) high-definition resolutions of 720p and 1080p. According to a new rumor today, however, Sony’s next console could support resolutions up to 4096 x 2160.

As talked about over on the Boy Genius Report, Sony is already in the process of releasing a 4K resolution 80″ XBR LED television, one which will feature visual resolutions far, far higher than today’s 1080p sets. BGR notes that Sony already has 4K Blu-ray players on the market, and—according to their sources—the PlayStation 4 will also bring along with it support for handing playback at those high-end resolutions.

Now, let’s be honest here. First, there isn’t exactly a huge amount of content out there for consumers to buy that’s 4K resolution. From what I understand, the majority of what you can do right now is upscale your Blu-ray movies to 4K. And as far as games? We still have releases this generation that can’t even reach 720p without having framerate and screen tearing issues.

Could the PlayStation 4 be bringing with it 4K resolution, and could games here or there potentially make use of such resolutions? Absolutely. For now, however, I can’t see it making sense for developers not only technically, but also audience-wise—most people aren’t going to be buying a 4K TV at any point in the near future.

 

Source: Boy Genius Report

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Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.

RUMOR: 4K Resolution Support Coming to PlayStation 4

This generation, consoles are touting (and struggling to reach) high-definition resolutions of 720p and 1080p. According to a new rumor today, however, Sony's next console could support resolutions up to 4096 x 2160.

By Mollie L Patterson | 08/22/2012 08:36 PM PT

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This generation, consoles are touting (and struggling to reach) high-definition resolutions of 720p and 1080p. According to a new rumor today, however, Sony’s next console could support resolutions up to 4096 x 2160.

As talked about over on the Boy Genius Report, Sony is already in the process of releasing a 4K resolution 80″ XBR LED television, one which will feature visual resolutions far, far higher than today’s 1080p sets. BGR notes that Sony already has 4K Blu-ray players on the market, and—according to their sources—the PlayStation 4 will also bring along with it support for handing playback at those high-end resolutions.

Now, let’s be honest here. First, there isn’t exactly a huge amount of content out there for consumers to buy that’s 4K resolution. From what I understand, the majority of what you can do right now is upscale your Blu-ray movies to 4K. And as far as games? We still have releases this generation that can’t even reach 720p without having framerate and screen tearing issues.

Could the PlayStation 4 be bringing with it 4K resolution, and could games here or there potentially make use of such resolutions? Absolutely. For now, however, I can’t see it making sense for developers not only technically, but also audience-wise—most people aren’t going to be buying a 4K TV at any point in the near future.

 

Source: Boy Genius Report

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About Mollie L Patterson

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Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.