Microsoft isn’t the only company considering a minor console refresh: Sony is also reportedly working on a slightly faster PlayStation 4 to deliver 4K gaming, Kotaku reports. Several developer sources have caught wind of the project, which they’re unofficially calling the “PlayStation 4.5.”
Naturally, it’s said to pack in more graphical horsepower, which it’ll need to spit out games in 4K. And of course, that’ll make it even more useful for PlayStation VR, which is currently limited by the PS4’s aging hardware (and is facing stiff competition from the PC-powered Oculus Rift and HTC Vive).
At this point, we don’t really know anything about Sony’s plans. It could end up being some sort of add-on device for existing PlayStation 4s, or it might be an entirely new console that will leave existing PS4 owners behind. Given the amount of gamer goodwill Sony has built up with the console, I could see it offering some sort of upgrade path to ease the transition. The company wouldn’t comment on the rumors to Kotaku, but that’s not a big surprise.
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SOURCE: Engadget, Devindra Hardawar