Sony Confirms Next-Gen PlayStation Features: 8K Resolution and Backwards Compatibility

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  1. Castrol96

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    8k???
     
  2. PzR Slim

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    For me that's a red herring. It'll be capable of running on 8K sets but I think the truth is, next gen will be the first consoles that can do 4K properly.
     
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  4. SlipZtrEm

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    It's the early-aughts digital camera market all over again: headline figures on resolution, even if it didn't really mean anything. More megapixels alone don't produce better images, and a faux-8K output won't offer buyers a significantly improved visual experience either.
     
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  5. PzR Slim

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    Indeed. 8K sounds like the future so PS5 must be awesome! It's a bit sad they feel the need to do it as proper 4K with ray tracing is going to be pretty epic compared to what we have now.
     
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    Didn't Bell promise a Mad Box with a 12K resolution?


    :p
     
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  7. baldgye

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    So, your saying the PS5 could handle 8 mega pixels?
     
  8. IfAndOr

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    More performance and a few extra bells and whistles are pretty much a given, but backwards compatibility is good to hear.

    Maybe the 8k is needed for their probable PSVR 2. A bump to 4k for each eye.
     
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    This news sounds very promising. It dotted all the "i"s I hoped for and then some.
    Lightning fast, backwards compatibility, very high res (I mean 8k...dayumm!!!)....plus whatever.

    ....Additionally, I quite like still having the disc availability also (though all my games now are digital) in case I wish to play a DVD movie whenever.
     
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  10. VBR

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    Kudos to @Jordan & all the writing staff on GT Planet for not following in the footsteps of lesser journalists & posting loads of mindless speculation regarding the PS5. There are so many junk articles out there, & some of them from sources that should know better. It's great to see that you guys wait until something of substance is revealed before you put pen to paper. And, what has come to light is very interesting indeed...


    :cheers:
     
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  11. Tornado

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    I wonder if we'll get years of people insisting the PS5 can run games at 8K, if Sony would only turn the option on.

    This post has perhaps aged poorly.
     
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    I dunno, I can appreciate the timely irony. :lol:

    To be fair, the most recent news post was one I was sitting on for a while, at least since the PS Plus two-tier rumour. The official next-gen PS info lining up so accurately with that leak is one of the reasons for it now seeing the light of day.
     
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    Seems very timely to me?
     
  14. VBR

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    There are 6 minutes between what I posted & your reply. How on earth could my post have aged poorly in such a short amount of time...unless I'm misunderstanding you?


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  15. Tornado

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    Because there was all of 1 minute between when you posted that the GTP Newswire team should be lauded for not posting articles discussing unconfirmed rumors about the PS5 (and considering what part of the console generation we're in, I think there's hardly anything wrong with them doing in the first place; plus they've already been doing it anyway) before SlipZtrem posted a new article discussing an unconfirmed rumor about the PS5.
     
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    @Tornado - Ah I see! You mean the GT7 rumour...

    Well, at least they call a rumour a rumour, & don't dress it up as fact.


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    Will I be able to play GT3 and 4 on it?
     
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    Hard to judge if the PS5 can handle native 8K or not. It seems unlikely, but maybe some checkerboarding magic could do the trick. It is also a possibility we will see 8K only in video footage. But i dont think this is relevant right now.

    News like SSD, ray tracing and VR support is way more interesting IMO.
     
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    I know. It's just that it won't be as cheap as the outgoing model when it was launched for more than 5 years ago.
     
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    Great early detail release by Sony! The SSD is a nice touch on console (makes a night/day difference on PC).

    There were 3 things that I needed to know before I decide that I'd trade in my PS4P on day one - now there is one:

    1) Backwards compatibality
    2) PSVR Support
    3) Remote Play support (Vita or Android)

    Seeing that they released remote play on iOS so very recently gives me hope that they are just making a test bed for PS5.

    I just want to be able to take advantage of those bonus trade in credits when upgrading consoles this time around.
     
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    I always do this when new console's release, just to soften that blow a little bit. The sooner after the launch the better, because your old hardware is only going to depreciate faster at that point, potentially missing out on that top dollar price.

    While you can most likely get someone to pay a higher price through something like Craigslist, it's just not worth the hassle to me anymore.
     
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    Aside from the threat of substitutes, inflation is a contributing factor as to we are unlikely to see a sub-$500 PS5 at launch; What was worth £350 (PS4 Pro Launch Price) in 2013 was worth roughly £394 in 2018, so that's pretty much £400 in today's money.
     
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    Regarding the 8K thing, when the PS3 launched it was stated it could handle games at 1080p (and 4K images) which was pretty ambitious. Most games were in 720p for some time before dev's managed to unlock that 'figure'. Towards the end of the PS3's life we had a reasonable selection of games running in 1080p and most of the rest running at at least 1080i. So basically that figure may sound lofty now but I reckon give it a few years and it will be achieved, at launch you will probably only get 4K games.
     
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    I would have thought that the PS4 will become much cheaper these days since the system will start to become obsolete in the next few years.

    But with these stated features of the PS5 that also allows for backward compatibility of playing its games, man I'm sure that this will be another good hitting game-changer from Sony. Can't wait for it to come out already.
     
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    The "raytracing" bit is curious... a large part of me thinks it's just a marketing bulletpoint since raytracing is hot right now, and you can technically try to do raytracing with any CPU or GPU. Or in other words, you can try to do real-time raytracing on PS5, even if it's not advisable... just like on PS4!

    But it would be neat if there was legitimately some magic sauce which allowed for real-time raytracing to be feasible to a certain degree. I guess Gran Turismo will be the litmus test, since we are already acutely aware that they've been messing around with real-time raytracing... if GT7 doesn't have it, I think we can probably assume it's just marketing baloney.
     
  26. Castrol96

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    "8K" Sounds like marketing baloney.
     
  27. Lain

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    Raytracing and 8K both do, to be honest. :lol:
     
  28. Castrol96

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    They do :D

    I'm sure Ray-Tracing wouldn't run at 4k 60fps.
     
  29. FuzzyFassbender

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    8K...why! I guess it's a marketing thing but even 4k isn't worth it if the game can't maintain a high framerate.
     
  30. Lain

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    Well, the Naughty Dog lighting artist is stoking the raytracing fire on Twitter, giving some credence to the notion...

    If GT7 is a launch title and features raytracing, day one.