Sony PS4 to feature 4K display compatibility?

The eagerly awaited Sony PS4 console will support ultra high definition 4K displays, latest reports have suggested.

Long the thing of rumour and speculation, the highly anticipated Sony PS4 is said to be readying for release with an ultra HD party piece as the Xbox rival looks to give its PS3 follow-on a competitive edge as the television industry rapidly expands into the emerging 4K market.

With the excitement surrounding the recent push into 3DTVs petering out, and the industry’s biggest players turning their attentions to the possibilities of 4K, BGR has cited unnamed sources in suggesting the PS4 will boast support for 4K displays as Sony looks to expand the possibilities of the Quad HD sector.

Attributed to an unnamed source, new reports have suggested that whilst Sony is already testing the waters of the market with its 4K Blu-ray players, “the company’s next-generation PlayStation 4 will indeed support 4K resolution playback as well.”

Having already released a selection of 4K capable projectors, latest reports have suggested that much in the same way that the 2006 released Sony PS3 console helped pioneer the push into Blu-ray, the Japanese tech giant’s next-generation console will help accelerate the push into 4K territories.

Although Sony has failed to confirm the upcoming existence of a fourth-generation PlayStation, or indeed admit to any plans to launch a future-generation console, the PS4 has been the subject of the tech rumour mill for a number of years with recent insights suggesting the leading gamer could be officially unveiled as early as E3 2013 with a release to land in the months that follow, capitalising on the lucrative Christmas shopping rush.

Seemingly set to go head-to-head with Microsoft’s next-generation console, the Xbox One, talk of a PS4 release has been significantly quieter than that of its high-profile rival with recent Xbox 720 rumours suggesting Microsoft could scrap physical games in favour of an online, download based platform. Adding further fuel to the Xbox 720 release date rumours, earlier this month a Microsoft exec made public reference to a ‘new Xbox’ before the company quickly backtracked on its comments.

Currently the most eagerly awaited confirmed addition to the games console sector, Sony’s ageing PS3 console is to receive added competition from the Nintendo Wii U in the coming months. Although the 3DS manufacturer has failed to narrow down the arrival of the touchscreen controller packing console beyond pre-Christmas 2012, latest rumours have suggested an official Nintendo Wii U release date will be officially announced in the US on September 13th.

Which of the next-generation collection of consoles are you most looking forward to wrapping your gamepads around, the Sony PS4, Xbox 720 or Nintendo Wii U? Let us know via the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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