Last week we came across a report that Sony is working on an upgraded version of the PlayStation 4 with support for 4K gaming. Now, the WSJ reports that the more powerful PlayStation 4 (called PlayStation 4.5) could be launched as early as Q3 2016 — ahead of Sony s virtual reality headset, PlayStation VR, which is planned for an October release. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022Also Read - E3 2021: What is it, entire schedule, how to watch livestream for free, what to expect
Sony s updated gaming console is set to feature a powerful processor and GPU to support higher-end 4K and VR gaming. While it s unclear as to what type of hardware would Sony employ on the refreshed PlayStation 4.5, the existing PlayStation 4 is powered by an octa-core AMD Jaguar / Kabini x86-64 CPU paired with 8GB of RAM and Radeon 7870-derived GPU. It also comes with 500GB of onboard storage with connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, HDMI out, two USB connectors and Gigabit Ethernet socket. Also Read - Battlefield 2042: Launch date, Price in India and more
While the existing PlayStation 4 consoles are likely to get VR capabilities via future software updates. However, it could be a watered-down VR experience with lack of full 360-degree experience and 4K UHD (ultra high definition) support.
Typically, new gaming consoles are launched after every six or seven years, but the PlayStation 4.5 could be the first console to break the cycle.