Rumours that the PS5 will be capable of running games at a retina-melting 8K resolution have been peddled by several outlets, and they seem to have originated from an interview with Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi at Finder.
The studio head discussed the problems his studio had rendering Gran Turismo Sport's ultra-detailed vehicles on current-gen hardware, and made a passing reference to 8K technology as a potential solution to their woes.
While this is far from confirmation that Sony is planning for an exciting 8K future, a number of reports have claimed that the gaming giant is exploring the possibility of harnessing the resolution, but would there really be any point?
Does anyone look at native 4K and think "that looks really shoddy. If only we had the technology to support visuals with four times as many pixels"?
Let's also consider that there isn't much hardware capable of hosting native 8K as things stand, and the few monitors and super PCs that can cost thousands of pounds. Nobody will want to fork out for an 8K TV to run their PS5 games at their full graphical capacity, because they're unlikely to be affordable anytime soon, and including this kind of power under the console's hood would only drive up the price.