PlayStation 5: 9 Biggest Rumours About Sony's Next Console

9. A Retina-Melting 8K Resolution

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The entertainment industry is only just getting used to that fact that displays of anything less than 4K are destined for the scrap heap in the not-too-distant future, but the PS5 could up the graphical ante even further.

Rumour emporium PS5 Home is tipping Sony's next system to pack retina-melting 8K capabilities, which isn't a stretch since console wars are a numbers game.

In the past, it was the amount of 'bits' which doubled with every new generation, but since the industry no longer cares about these, it makes sense for the next wave of machines to double up on something like screen resolution.

So what does the prospect of an 8K PS5 actually mean, besides the fact that you're going to have to spend squillions on a new telly?

Well, this resolution boasts 16 times as many pixels as Full HD, despite falling under the same UHD bracket as 4K, albeit it at the very pinnacle of the spectrum.

Native 8K content is gradually trickling in, but whether the PS5 can take full advantage of it will depend on how many compatible games are available by the time it arrives.

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