Sony is prepping for a new version of the PS4 with upgraded graphics and 4K gaming support. According to a report of Kotaku, the company is building a “PlayStation 4.5” and it has already started working with developers to layout the console, including a more effective GPU to push the 4K resolution and 3D VR content.
Though it’s just a rumor as of now, Kotaku claimed it has spoken with at least four developers acquainted with the device.
“Based on conversations with developers who have spoken with Sony, this ‘PS4.5’ will include an upgraded GPU both to support high-end 4K resolution for games and add more processing power that can enhance the games supported by PlayStation VR, the headset Sony will launch this fall.”
“It’s unclear if ‘PS4.5’ is an official name or just a nickname that developers have been using. One developer jokingly called it the ‘PS4K’ while telling me about the device.”
However, this would be a huge upgrade because the current console games are in high-definition at 1080p, while 4K offers 4,000 pixels in resolution. The present PS4 can process 4K photos and videos, but it can’t support 4K games. Other than resolution, developers would have a chance to push more effects and other graphical changes to improve their games look, because of the new GPU.
Sony refused to comment on the rumor. A spokesperson said in an e-mail to Kotaku, “We can’t comment on rumors or speculation.”