It’s been a while since we’ve had a next-generation rumour; following E3 everything died down for a little bit as nothing appeared. I suspect that’s all going to change come the turn of the year however, as 2013 will surely bring in new hardware for both Microsoft and Sony.
Today however, is all about the latter as the latest rumour – which is one that has been suggested before – claiming that the PlayStation 4 will support 4K resolutions. Now, given that 1080p has hardly been a standard for this generation, seeing a leap big enough to require 4K is highly unlikely; that is until to see the wording – 4K “support”. Assuming that 1080p will become the minimum requirement for the next-generation in terms of resolution, support for the next technological push would hardly be surprising from Sony, a company who drove forward CDs (PlayStation), DVDs (PlayStation 2) and Blu-ray (PlayStation 3).
This makes even more sense give that they plan on introducing 4K TVs soon (although 4K has yet to be standardise) and would need a way to push their new hardware – similarly to that of HDTVs with the PlayStation 3’s Blu-ray drive. As retina-esque resolution screens become more and more popular, the need for an even greatly pixel density will drive new screens forward. Having the support for 4K in the PlayStation 4 would not be a surprise at all, in fact, I’d be more surprised if it didn’t.