Rumour: New Details Surface About PS4K Including God of War 4
PS4K Could Launch with God of War 4
There have been numerous rumours online in recent weeks about the supposed ‘PS4K’ or ‘PS4.5’, a device from Sony with increased power and the ability to play games in 4K.
Now new details have supposedly leaked about the device’s power, price and potential games at launch via NeoGAF user ‘OsirisBlack’
The device will apparently cost $399.99 (around £280 in the UK) but there are discussions of a better CPU for the device which would increase the price to $499.99 (£350 in the UK).
The user posted:
“They stated that the GPU is twice as powerful as standard PS4 and much faster. They did not say exactly how fast but that is was running at a higher clock speed while being much smaller than the original.
“It will have a 4K Blu-ray player and will upscale games that are not natively 4K.
“Also there was talk of some sort of VR lounge for the media player app which is supposed to be getting a substantial upgrade.”
The post goes on to talk about the apparent discrepancies between the current hardware and the PS4K:
“It was stated plainly and with no room for interpretation that there are developers that already have development kits for the PS4K and that they are making games that will directly target and take advantage of the higher specs of the PS4K.
“It was also stated that these games will in fact work for the PS4 but with considerable sacrifices made to performance.
“It was also made very clear that current games would not be getting any type of performance upgrades by being played on the system and any benefits to older games would come via patch per game and per developer.
“When asked if this was going to happen the response was “Its a possibility but doubtful with the exception of a handful of games.”
The PS4K will apparently release sometime in Q4 2017 and will have a number of launch titles including EVE: Valkyrie, Robinson and GT Sport .
In addition, there are a number of PS4K titles not revealed in the post, one that is though was ‘GOW4’ supposedly meaning God of War 4.
None of this information has been officially announced by Sony so remains firmly a rumour for now.