We finally have some solid confirmation: A more powerful PlayStation 4 is on its way. The confirmation comes right from Sony gaming President and CEO Andrew House, speaking to the Financial Times.
House confirmed several of the rumors about the console so far:
- It will run games at UltraHD resolutions and be able to handle more powerful graphics.
- It will be sold alongside the regular PS4
- It will be more expensive than the regular PS4 (duh)
- All forthcoming PS4 games – including VR ones – must still support the older version of the console. Supporting the 4K model is optional, but Sony expects “all or a very large majority” of new titles will.
Unfortunately House also said the company isn’t planning on revealing the console at E3:
“We want to ensure we have a full range of the best experiences on the new system that we can showcase in their entirety,”
That means that Sony will likely focus primarily on its PlayStation VR experiences and new PS4 titles while it prepares a wider gamut of games to show off just what the new console can do at a future event.
Microsoft has also been rumored to be unveiling a more powerful Xbox One. Now that Sony has confirmed it’s coming out with a 4K PlayStation, it seems all but a certainty Microsoft will be firing back with a device of its own – hopefully we actually get to see that one at E3 next week.