Sony Is Working On A ‘PlayStation 4.5’

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    ilscuro said:

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    Is this real or bullshit?

    Sony is currently planning a new version of the PS4 with increased graphical power and games running at 4K resolution, developer sources tell Kotaku.


    We don’t know whether current PS4 owners will be able to upgrade or if they’ll have to buy an entirely new device to benefit from this power boost, but from what we hear, Sony has started briefing developers.


    Based on conversations with developers who have spoken with Sony, this ‘PS4.5’ will include an upgraded GPU both to support high-end 4K resolution for games and add more processing power that can enhance the games supported by PlayStation VR, the headset Sony will launch this fall.

    It’s unclear if ‘PS4.5’ is an official name or just a nickname that developers have been using.

    One developer jokingly called it the ‘PS4K’ while telling me about the device.
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    sonysteve said:

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    Well I've pre ordered the VR headset. But don't have a ps4 anymore. Had 2 but sold them.
    Was waiting for a reason to buy another and the VR is one, uncharted the other.

    But it may wait till E3 . Just invade they announce a re-model. Because I think xbox will
     
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    piggzy said:

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    Think it is real. It is in many Media outlets today.
     
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    Geko said:

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    Sony - Fuck the people who bought a PS4.
     
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    consoles said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geko View Post
    Sony - Fuck the people who bought a PS4.
    Why? are they not allowed to improve and release newer versions ?
     
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    If it come out i'd get one purely as would to see some of the games in 4k if it really could handle it

    The division would be lovely if they brought out an update for 4k
     
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    bobo06 said:

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    Hope they put 5g wireless on it.
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    crazyal said:

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    Battlefront VR + 4K = I would have to kick the missus out to work whilst I stay at home all day plugged into this.
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by consoles View Post
    Why? are they not allowed to improve and release newer versions ?
    Not so soon, no.
     
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    tawny said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughboy View Post
    Not so soon, no.
    I guess you're not a fan of Apple?
     
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    {{909}} said:

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    The writing in that article is unconvincing , little is more than hearsay and speculation. If Sony did make a 4K version of the PS4, I'd expect it to be little more than that, a resolution (and maybe framerate) boost and maybe a bundled VR headset needing less peripheral hardware like the newer 360s had integral kinect sockets. There's no reason why they couldn't do this in the same way you can upgrade your graphics card in your PC and play current games at higher resolutions but it does seem a bit of a pointless move to me with the tiny market 4k has and it would also be detrimental to the PS5 if the new hardware can't boast about having 4K, when it would actually make more sense to have it.
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    piggzy said:

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    it does seem a bit of a pointless move to me with the tiny market 4k has
    Recently read a research article which showed (mainly due to cheap as fuck 4k sets) how 2016/17 is likely to boom big time in the 4k up take.. Maybe this is what Sony are thinking too.
    I suppose with the typical console life-cycle it would mean millions of potential gamers with 4k sets unable to 4k game unless they go PC for many more years to come.
     
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    inspectercoley said:

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    I think it's only a good thing as long as it plays all PS4 games and PS4 users can still play all the new games.

    They just need to make developers add 2 options to the settings.
    One for PS4 and one for PS4.5

    Phones that cost £600 come out every year.
    As long as they make sure the OS is consistent then seems like would be good.

    Also means you can sell old machine to upgrade so wouldn't be that much of a change.

    I think there is a real danger of the new nintendo console coming out and having better specs than both PS4 and xbox one and then being able to play Mario/Zelda and things like call of duty on one machine could be quite tricky to compete with.
     
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    piggzy said:

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    After the Wii-U being its worst ever selling console they need to pull something out of the bag....
     
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    {{909}} said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by piggzy View Post
    Recently read a research article which showed (mainly due to cheap as fuck 4k sets) how 2016/17 is likely to boom big time in the 4k up take.. Maybe this is what Sony are thinking too.
    I suppose with the typical console life-cycle it would mean millions of potential gamers with 4k sets unable to 4k game unless they go PC for many more years to come.
    I dont think this will be the case at all, 4k is out there but 1080p looks fantastic already, hell we were all happy with 720p when we were being duped into thinking it was 1080p anyway. The movement to 4k isnt going to be comparable to the jump to HD (which took years to become standard anyway, and even now streaming shows leaves a lot to be desired) because the inadequacies of SD were obvious, especially when screens larger than 21" became the norm. Just because 4k tellys are cheap, doesnt mean people are going to rush out and replace what they consider a perfectly fine TV they only bought a few years ago, remember the 3D revolution?

    The TV industry needs to realise people are not going to replace their TV as frequently as their cellphone, I am confident sony are aware of this with the PS4.
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    {{909}} said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by piggzy View Post
    After the Wii-U being its worst ever selling console they need to pull something out of the bag....
    Yeah, more f'king pokemon.
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    Mule said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by inspectercoley View Post
    Phones that cost £600 come out every year.
    As long as they make sure the OS is consistent then seems like would be good.
    People think they get their phone's for free though.
     
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    Geko said:

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    Why? are they not allowed to improve and release newer versions ?
    There is a whole cycle in development. They are usually longer than 2 years.
     
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    Bald Bouncer said:

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    This guy nails a lot of it with logic

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    Gunnzie said:

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    A true 4k console would be damn expensive though surely?