For months now, we’ve been hearing endless rumors about a new version of PlayStation 4 with 4K support. We thought we might need to wait until E3 to learn more, but Sony has just confirmed its existence officially.
Andrew House, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, was speaking to the Financial Times when he revealed the existence of a “high-end PS4” under development. Sadly we won’t be seeing PlayStation 4K at E3 because Sony doesn’t want to erode sales for the existing version of PS4. Plus, the device simply isn’t ready. “We want to ensure we have a full range of the best experiences on the new system that we can showcase in their entirety,” he stated.
House also added, “It [PlayStation 4K] is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4. We will be selling both through the life cycle. All games will support the standard PS4 an we anticipate all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4.”
In other words, PlayStation 4K isn’t intended as a replacement for PS4 … very mysterious. What else do we know? House has stated the new console will be capable of better visuals and will indeed include 4K support. Developers will apparently need to put some extra work in to ensure their games will support the console. We should see PlayStation 4K before fall this year in retail stores. There is no word on price yet, except that it will cost more than the existing $350 PS4.