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Sony prepping a powerful PS4 variant with 4k support: Report

tech Updated: Mar 30, 2016 12:30 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

Multiple reports claim of an upgraded, more powerful PS4 in the works. Expected to be announced before the launch of PlayStation VR this October. (Sony)

Sony is working on a new version of its PS4 console with more GPU prowess that will be announced later this year before the launch of the PlayStation VR, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The upcoming version of the PS4 will be capable of running games at 4K resolution, and is said to feature better “graphics and power” with an upgraded GPU that can handle more graphics processing power. This would essentially provide a more immersive VR experience, as currently the PS4 is restricted to a 1080p resolution which really isn’t enough to provide a decent VR gaming experience. A powerful GPU and a faster processor would make the whole experience of playing games on the PlayStation VR much better.

Read more: PlayStation VR geared for a global launch in October

The WSJ report also adds that all PS4 games will run on both the upcoming 4K model, as well as the original variant launched in November 2013. Sony will continue manufacturing the existing PS4 variant as well as its upgraded 4k model, the report added.