Bwhuuuh? PS4 To Support 4k Resolution

So 3D didn’t really pan out, did it? Sorry, but no. There is never going to come a day when every consumer has a 3D TV in their living room. Sorry, electronic appliance manufacturers who think people want gimmicks instead of a comfortable entertainment experience. But if 3D isn’t going to take off, what is? Sony apparently hopes it’s 4K resolution, because it’s been confirmed that Playstation 4 will support it.

The news comes courtesy of Yahoo, who suggests that Sony is betting that 4K support will encourage people to upgrade their TVs the way putting a blu ray player on PS3 encouraged people to upgrade their – no, all it did was encourage people to buy blu ray.

So what do you think, Game Fronters? Is 4K something you even care about?

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9 Comments on Bwhuuuh? PS4 To Support 4k Resolution

JawaEsteban

On August 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Well, LG makes a 4k TV. It also cost $20,000.00.

Just going out on a limb here, but I’m betting that tech which costs as much as a small car is not going to take off with most people. Especially considering that the human eye would have difficulty discerning the difference between blu-ray and 4k at 15 feet on a bet.

Secondly, the PS4 might well support media in that format, but it sure as hell won’t have the horsepower to run a game at that resolution. 4k could bring a Falcon Northwest Mach V to its knees, so attempting it with the (by comparison) significantly less powerful PS4 would probably cause it to literally melt.

Gimmickry and desperation is a stinky cologne.

max

On August 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm

lol… nice bull , lies to sell an out dated console that aint out yet. like jawaesteban said, even if it could support it, no one could use it. and those who had 20 000$ to place on a tv, would buy a computer instead, case solved.

Michael

On August 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm

No. All these new ways to make things more realistic is going to be the gaming industries downfall. All I care about is games and I believe they still have not pushed the PS3 to its max.
Maybe in another 10 years. As a PS owner I dont think its a good time to launch a PS4 until they fix PSvita first.

screwtheconsole

On August 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Well not everyone can afford a next gen tv or fit an 80″ TV in there room. So why not develop a gimmick that is aimed at all audiences instead of the rich and lucky. I can only fit a 55″ maximum in my room taking price out of the equation. I cant see these being an average priced TV can you? say £600-£800… na think not… THINK AGAIN SONY!

Axetwin

On August 24, 2012 at 12:22 am

I really dont care about the bells and whistles they add just as long as I can still use my simple TV to play it. I also dont care as long as they dont try to release another console that costs 700 bucks at launch. They nearly destroyed themselves doing that with the PS3 and I dont think Sony can survive a crappyass PS4 launch after their craptacular PS3 launch.

Barry Skinner

On August 24, 2012 at 8:28 am

ffs, because it can [i]support[/i] it, doesnt mean we will be seeing 4k games. You know, like how the ps3 supported 1080p but games were almost all 720 or below?

user

On August 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

Bunch of kids answering :/

The newest Nvidia graphics cards have ability to run things that seriously taxed ones before it such as new anti-aliasing. Its very easy for a graphics company to adapt any tech they have to a console video card.
“instead of three GTX 580s the demo was powered by a single ‘Kepler’ graphics card”
http://tinyurl.com/7w2325r

Also, consoles have an advantage where the hardware can be used better than a PC.
http://tinyurl.com/8pvre3t

And because there are already 4k video cards for the PC http://tinyurl.com/9vjwr6d if they finally improve RAM and whatever else a console can be more powerful than the best one GPU PCs. They will also be better coded for performance.

So 4K is possible, though obviously most games will probably run at a lower res for more detail and less time spent on programming for performance.

Kevin

On August 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm

All I notice in the comments by user is a ton of “ifs” and “cans.”

Which nobody denies. The question is, is such practical, and will there actually be use out of it. Most people aren’t going to get 4k resolution for their TV’s.

Besides, it’s a lot different to have that resolution on a 30 inch screen (and that’s really going big on PC monitors) as opposed to a 50-60 inch screen or higher. Only a tool plays their PC on a 60 inch monitor. Or someone who really doesn’t mind blowing a lot of money to make it look good.

Sony is trying to find some selling point for this. And we gotta remember… Bluray is still pretty small market share, even including the PS3.

James

On August 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

It is great news.

It means that console ports will at least give us good resolution.