Sony plans to release a 4K version of its PlayStation 4 in next month, according to the Vice Gaming. The machine will reportedly be announced on September 7 during the event, which will serve as a “technical showcase” of what PS4 can do in the next updated version. This means that we are probably looking at a preview of the schedule of the new console, but not necessarily hard details about when consumers will be able to buy it.
The upgraded PS4 may have enhanced capabilities that allow you to run games at higher resolutions – right now, it can only go up to 1080p for gaming. Otherwise, the new model is more or less be the same console that has been on the market for a few years, which can play the same game.
Sony has confirmed that the 4K PS4 is still under development and that it will be sold alongside the existing PS4, at a higher price.
The announcement comes on the heels of Microsoft’s Xbox One S, which was launched last week. While the One S cannot handle 4K game – another Xbox will be released next year which support 4K – it marks the beginning of a new battle between the two leading console companies, each of which offers occasional updating equipment to keep their machines up to date with newest technologies. It looks like, Sony is planning to stay in the lead.