PlayStation 5: 8 Massive Rumours You Need To Know

7. 4K Resolution

By the time we come to the launch of the PS5, be it in the next four or five years, anyone would expect it to have some pretty high-tech specs in terms of visuals. After all, 1080p is the standard for most gaming devices and has been for some time, prompting the question of whether 4K will be out of date by the time the PS5 is launched. One thing that would hopefully be on a PlayStation 5 or a PlayStation 4 re-release alongside 4K would be an update for HDMI 2.0. In 2015, Forbes spoke with Netflix's Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt who suggested during a press conference that Sony had €˜promised€™ a PS4 hardware revision that would give the console 4K video capabilities. At the time, he also maintained that both the Xbox One and PS4 will see hardware refreshes at around the two-year mark - specifically, he believes that they€™ll include updated internals aimed at supporting 4K video playback. If this is to be believed, then this higher resolution on the PS5 will be pretty much a given. Other commentators would like to see an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for 4K playback before Sony ditches the 4 for a 5, but that may be unlikely. I think in the world of 4K set-top boxes like the Amazon Fire TV, the playing of video content simply isn't enough. If Sony really wants to sell its fifth generation on a unique feature, it needs to play games in Ultra HD.
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