It will be interesting how this plays out. Microsoft might do like they did for the 360....remember the HD-DVD addon drive ?
I am one who follows the UHD/4K news. Maybe Microsoft will make an addon drive? On the side of it, Microsoft AND Sony claimed that their NEW systems did support 4K (pre-release). Now with that being said, 4K gaming? Never going to happen but, 4K video, very possable on midline hardware (as long as it's got a strong GPU).
Sony cant really change their hardware too much, if they put a bigger GPU in, now there will be games for the PS 4.5 and this will cause major fragmentation, also a lot of ticked off customers that their 2 year old console cant play some new games. They spent MILLIONS created the system, tested, hardware and expect it to last many years, the chances of them doing a complete upgrade is amost impossable at this point. Microsoft AND Sony do not make a lot of money on the console hardware, all the money is made on software.
If Sony does anything, it will be upgrading the drive to UHD capable and smaller hardware. The current systems should be able to do 4K with very little problems...(video wise, not gaming)
Also, do some research on the COST of doing PC 4K gaming....2-3 $500-700 video cards and a $3K system will just about do it on SOME games... Not any time soon on a $400-500 console..
I hope they make an addon on both systems. I dont have a UHD blu-ray drive yet but I am watching them. There is only about 10-15 titles out and I already have most of them on blu-ray. So, I cant justify it yet. Most movies are not done in TRUE 4K....
What I mean is, the video is shot in 4K, it's processed/edited on 2K gear, then upconverted to 4k. Sure it looks a lot better than 2K blu-ray but, it's not TRUE 4K.. and that is what is holding me back.
I have a 65" 4K TV and prepped for it...
So a modular console? Aren't PCs modular haha.
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