Sony have announced that their new flagship console will be capable of supporting the huge 4K resolution for ‘personal content’ but not for games.
If you’ve got any ridiculously high resolution pictures that you absolutely -must- share with your friends, then the PS4 might just be the console for you. However, you’d best be comfortable with the 720p and 1080p resolutions that have dominated the gaming industry for the past seven years because whilst your personal photos and other such things will display fine in 4K, games won’t play in it.
Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the news earlier at the roundtable discussion, filling in some details on the PlayStation 4 that we weren’t familiar with yet. When asked about resolutions, Yoshida had this to say:
“The official answer is that the PS4 supports 4K output but for personal contents, like photos or videos. Not games. PS4 games do not work on 4K.”