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Submitted by Danlord 1140d ago | opinion piece

How Sony could blow us away if they show Killzone 4 running on PS4 in 4K glory

InfoBarrel writes:

"I think it’s about time we start talking about the next-gen games that will raise the standard and set the bar so high it becomes a topic of discussion all across the internet like the way Killzone 2 pre-rendered video did way back in 2005. As a lover of everything 3D graphics and computer animation I was never so excited about anything that had to do with video games as much as I did when I saw that video on the web. Some of the things that I really liked in that video was the facial animation of the characters, their body movement, the way the enemy AIs reacted when they are shot and when there was an explosion and the Physics of debris scattering all over the place when there was an explosion. All that and a whole lot of other things happening on the screen at the same time blew me away." (Next-Gen)

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remanutd55  +   1140d ago
Who the check is Gorilla Games? Lol.
Danlord  +   1140d ago
Fixed it. Thanks :-)
Ultr  +   1140d ago
Am I the only one that thinks the actual Killzone2 looks WAY better than that rendered-shit?
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1140d ago
KZ4 running in 4K isn't going to blow KZ fans away at all. Great graphics is expected when it come to KILLZONE. So I don't get why you made this article. What will really blow people away is a multiplayer that goes back to the roots of KILLZONE 2. This is what Guerrilla Games should really strive for in my opinion.
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Septic  +   1140d ago
They better show off actual gameplay this time round though otherwise it's just a complete p*ss take like last time.

To be honest, Killzone doesn't need 4k to blow people away. As far as visuals are concerned, Killzone has always been visually stunning and we can only imagine what the developers can achieve in the graphics department (amongst others) with a next gen Killzone title.

One question intrigues me however; how will the next Killzone title compare to the CGI trailer shown for Killzone 2? I'm not talking about how the game looks like generally because, Killzone 2 did a decent job matching the general look and feel of the CGI trailer. I'm talking more specifically, the visual fidelity and detail.

[Edit] Some people on here are claiming that Killzone 2 actually looked better than the CGI trailer released. If that's the case then forget 4k resolution because I doubt the latter feature's inclusion will make any difference to those who are clearly visually impaired. Get real
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Ezz2013  +   1140d ago
i'm one of those who think KZ2 look the same as the CG trailer and KZ3 top both

last time i remember KZ2 won alot of gfx awards and 10/10 in gfx from all sites
uncharted 2 was the reason why it didn't won all the best gfx awards in 2009
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Eyeco  +   1140d ago
Ok I'm gonna end this debate

Killzone 2 technically DOES and I mean Does look better than the trailer which as of right now looks kinda murkey with pretty blunt lighting ,

HOWEVER the game doesn't play as fluid or as cinematic as what was presented all those years ago if you know what I mean ? The fluid movement of the action gives the impression that it looks better, as it would on any trailer but in all honest KZ2 DOES look better , the game may not move as fluid or as cibematic as the trailer but then again find me one game that does , but it does in.deed look better from a technical stand point it DOES look better
MikeMyers  +   1140d ago
Sony should really get away from using their game console to sell other hardware. Especially if that added cost is transferred to the consumer. The original Playstation and Playstation 2 had CD and then DVD playback. It really helped Sony sell those formats. Difference is those consoles both cost $299 U.S. at launch. That's where the PS3 stumbled. They wanted to sell bluray but those costs were added to the consumer. That is one of the reasons why Sony lost a portion of their fanbase.

4K TV's are not even in stores yet, let alone being anywhere near affordable by next year (if that is when the PS4 comes out). Sony showcased the PS3 as being truly next gen even though the games mostly played at 30fps and in 720p. If 4K support can be added for cheap then by all means do it. But if it just adds extra cost then what's the point? I would be happy if all PS4 games ran at 60fps and were in true 1080p.
Ezz2013  +   1140d ago
***, the game may not move as fluid or as cibematic as the trailer but then again find me one game that does , ****

maybe the last of us ...might be wrong though
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sniperxx  +   1140d ago
Im not sure what everyone is smoking... I am pretty certain that unless Sony (or Microsoft for that matter) are able to create a 'current' gen PC and sell it for 300-400 dollars - there is no way the 'next gen' consoles will even handle 1080p and 60fps let alone 4k. And it will still be MANY years before the 4K TV is even affordable.

The cheapest right now is what? 10grand? not even LCD/Plasmas (at respectable sizes) were that much during their infancy.

I'll be honest, I am growing tired of N4G - they just link to these stupid articles that are designed to start flame wars.
Freak of Nature  +   1140d ago

I agree with you, well put. I think that this next KZ will be the best looking, that's a no brainer, but I am hoping for that real smooth animation, those little effects like debris and environment effects that go with the big more obvious things. Animation like Ico or the upcoming Last of us would be ideal. Plus art direction is vital, choice of design style and color palette will be really important.
SilentNegotiator  +   1140d ago
Fix the part with the unrealistic expectations, too. You know...the entire article.
Mrmagnumman357  +   1140d ago
@ Septic, you are getting downvoted for telling the truth, isn't that great!? To everyone, if you knew what was running behind the KZ2 CGI video, you would know it greatly surpasses KZ2 and every console game this gen. The particle effects and texture quality are far better then the actual KZ2, just watch this(2:44)-

That doesn't mean KZ2 isn't impressive, if anything it's the opposite. The KZ2 CGI trailer's art style makes it look worse then the real KZ2 at times, partially because KZ2 had a great art style.
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MAJ0R  +   1140d ago
Excuse me for crashing the party, but who actually believes a console could run anything but a movie at 4k resolution when they struggle to run sub-HD games? Even mid-high grade PC's struggle to run 4k resolution.

Eyefinity and NVIDIA Surround are examples of 4k resolution (sometimes higher) and you need a pretty good PC with lots of video memory to run it. I doubt next-gen consoles will have more than 1GB of memory. If that's the case, 4k resolution will not be possible on consoles without it being a slideshow.
MikeMyers  +   1139d ago
That's probably why it will be limited to streaming 4K and maybe be something linked to their acquisition of Gaikai.
LocutusEstBorg  +   1140d ago
Get real. The PS4 is already 2 generations behind a current gen PC and even a GTX 690 can't run anything at 4k. Console = piss poor rendering quality and textures regardless of what resolution it runs at.
MmaFan-Qc  +   1140d ago | Well said
i have a top notch gaming pc....but guess what?

im getting the ps4 on day one, u mad bro?

why would i volontary avoid sony exclusives only because there's two msi 580 lightning in sli on my pc?

a real gamer will play games no matter on what platform it is..... and last thing, Okami and Journey showed us that high res textures doesnt necessarily make a game look better.
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zebramocha  +   1140d ago
I don't think we can include pc's as an example because their was a point where ps3 exclusive were being compared,I doubt we'll see 4k games like killzone but if 4k tvs come down in price significantly maybe psn titles will be in 4k.
Detoxx  +   1140d ago
Take a look at some exclusives, you won't regret it..
ABizzel1   1140d ago | Personal attack | show
onandonandon  +   1140d ago
Where did u see the PS4? Got any pictures?
Qrphe  +   1140d ago
"even a GTX 690 can't run anything at 4k"

U sure?

Nah u ain't, not at all
The_Infected  +   1140d ago
Get real. No one gives a shit! Take your PC crap out of a PS4 article.
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kneon  +   1140d ago
I think there is also a decent chance you'll see some racing games at 4K. In general racing games can produce better graphics than most other types of games because what needs to be shown on screen is more limited, more predictable and there is usually not as much going on at once on the screen.
ABizzel1  +   1140d ago

If you're comment was directed towards me, then I saw it a couple a years ago on PC.


If you're comment was directed towards me, then I was simply here to educated the ignorant (in this case a vast majority of the people on n4g) about PC hardware, which "your" PS4 will be using.

You can talk about PC all you want, but the fact of the matter is consoles, are becoming more and more like PC's, except limited in functionality and locked to whatever the console maker wants.
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BitbyDeath  +   1140d ago
There is a chance PS4 games will be in 4K as Sony have already demoed one.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1140d ago
"PC and even a GTX 690 can't run anything at 4k."
cuz you need a gtx 680 for that?

I have a great pc but still get a ps4 dude. I like both platforms. And why not appreciate great games more than textures? PS4 won't have 4k games but who actually cares??

This is about gaming no?
I can't wait for amnesia on pc and there is no way I will miss the last of us on ps3!

ps4 is a day pre order!!

Ps4 will be powerful enough for a console or they will have to change the name(which I don't think they will do).
"We named it PlayStation, the power of a workstation for play. That is our mantra seventeen years later." - Jack Tretton
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modesign  +   1140d ago
bubble down kurianoftrollborg
bucky1965  +   1140d ago
I see the 72 plus (and counting) people who dissagree do not have much tech knowledge.
sniperxx  +   1140d ago
@kurianofborg - exactly right - of course we may all get the PS4 for games, but this comment is about the article, and making up stories that the PS4 will be more powerful then it is is crazy.

@MmaFan-qc - try quad 680 SLI - what console can take that on? The next PS4/xbox will have a video card somewhat like the Wii U - cheap, slow, 2 generations old - that is the model they use so they can at least break even on a console with a low price point.

Consoles = casual gaming
PC = hardcore gamers
SilentNegotiator  +   1140d ago
Well....the part where you said "Even a GTX 690 can't run anything at 4K" was true....
Conzul  +   1140d ago
And yet, it only took 3 daisychained PS3's to do a Gran Turismo demo in 4k. That means the PS4 need only be more than 3X as powerful as the PS3 to get at least some stuff into 4k.

You're the one who needs to get real.
mewhy32  +   1140d ago
What if we are blown away? What hell difference would it make? I mean, it's a 4k tv for cryin out loud. Sony is trying to push yet another niche to try and sell their tv's. How soon we forget the 3d fiasco that they tried to get the brainwashed legions to buy in to. This is just another marketing ploy to try and generate sales for a dying console.
showtimefolks  +   1140d ago
We dnt have long to wait by GDP 2013 Sony will talk about ps4.

Most pundits still saying Xbox will bein 2014 like around February-march. But I personally don't see ms giving any a head start, wiiu is gonne be a forgotten device because ps4 and next Xbox will over shadow it. And it's not fair since wiiu does bring some new things to gaming

Anyway can't wait to find out more.
showtimefolks  +   1140d ago
i will be excited for Killzne 4 anyway, but if GG can make it full 1080P while gaming running full 60FPS.
DeadlyFire  +   1140d ago
I suspect if Sony and Microsoft truely aim for 4K and future proof their console then 1080 60 FPS on any title shouldn't be much of a problem as 4K would only run at 30fps max. Even the top cards out there run games in 4K at 20-30 fps, but a multi low power GPU solution could allow for consoles to do the same if not greater.
Oschino1907  +   1139d ago
After getting into 3d gaming all I can ask for is 1080p HD in 3d at 60fps along with full screen co-op 3d running at atleast 30fps.
tordavis  +   1140d ago
Another garbage "wouldn't this be cool? give me hits!" article.
Munky  +   1140d ago
I'm pretty sure this is a given. Another pre rendered video running off of the expected hardware for the PS4 to get the gaming community all giddy with excitement.
vulcanproject  +   1140d ago
I would rather just see something actually running in realtime on similar hardware rather than something pre rendered on a 10k workstation :-/
Munky  +   1140d ago
To be honest so would I. But a lot of E3 is more about generating excitement then anything else, the KZ2 video in 2005 blew the roof off the place. I suspect that Sony and MS are aiming for that type of reaction when unveiling the launch titles for the next gen consoles.
vulcanproject  +   1140d ago
What can be more exciting about showing something that can blow the roof off, only for the guy to pick up a pad and at least move the camera around to show it is being rendered in realtime! Yes peeps, this is exactly how the game could look or even better with the time left to finish the game, cos thats just how awesome our new hardware is?

That would be exciting. Pre rendered video should be banished, because it can only bring scepticism and criticism about the actual realtime game when the dust finally settles and the analysts move in.

KZ2's video only ended up biting Sony early on because the game was delayed and the gap between the video and the game was nearly 4 years. This just added to the stack of bad PR for PS3 at the start of its life. Where is this mythical KZ2, the KZ2 visual games etc etc....

Better just show something you have got, in realtime and be honest.
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jimbobwahey  +   1140d ago
I'm not fussed. I mean the Killzone 2 video was pre-rendered and everybody said "There's no way the game will look that good" and then when it actually launched it looked significantly better than the original fake video which was incredibly impressive. I even remember the screenshots comparisons showing the huge increase in texture detail, lighting effects and geometry in the finished product compared to the original trailer.

Really impressive stuff!
Tei777  +   1140d ago
The problem with the ps3's reveal is that it was so far off from the actual systems launch, so they had nothing to show initially. If they show off ps4 at E3 and it launches in the fall, then I'd assume the launch games will be near enough finished by time of its reveal and there will be no need or excuse for those deceptive target render videos.

They couldn't pull that trick twice even if they wanted to. Both Killzone 2 and Motostorms target renders are still above anything we've seen on current systems. No one will place faith in such videos again.
IcarusOne  +   1140d ago
I don't understand anyone who thinks KZ2 looks better than the pre-rendered target. Honestly, I don't understand the people who say it was even close. If they had pre-rendered low res textures and massive jagged aliasing, then maybe it woulda been close.

My opinion, that was one of the biggest marketing fails of the generation, and it setup one of the biggest disappointments of Sony's lineup.
pixelsword  +   1140d ago
They need to fake the footage just to blow us away again. That killed all of the side-chatter and was a deal-maker for a lot of people. lol
ABizzel1  +   1140d ago

Enjoy your $600 PS4. I will as well one day, but I'm not paying that much again at launch.


I seriously doubt we'll see pre-rendered video for most of the PS4 games, simply because the development teams have been working on the games for too long.

Who should be there Year 1

Polyphony last game was GT5 Nov. 2010 (2+ year ago by E3, 3 year by launch)
Guerrilla Games last game was Killzone 3 Feb. 2011 (2+ years ago by E3)
Evolution last game was Motorstorm Apoc. Mar. 2011 (2+ years ago by E3)
Sucker Punch last game was inFamous 2 June 2011 (2+ years ago by E3)
Sony San Diego are likely working on MLB for PS4

So as you can see, these developers have probably been working on their next gen titles for over 2 years, so they should be at a point where they're playable, even if they don't make it in the launch window.

My guess for launch titles are (MLB 14: PS4, Wipeout / Motorstorm / New racing IP PS4 (Evolution), GT6 Prologue, and a New Action-Adventure IP from Sucker Punch, and a New FPS from Guerrilla Games)

After that we should see something from Naughty Dog Team 1 (Uncharted 4 / New IP more likely), Sony London (PS4 Move something), and possibly some insight into FF13 versus, Agent, and Last Guardian at E3 2014 (If we don't see them then consider them cancelled, since 2014 should be Sony's off year since 2013 will be packed with devs. cranking out games on PS3, PSVita, and PS4).

Working on games now for 2013 - Q1 2014

Naughty Dog Team 2, is working on The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Santa Monica is working on God of War ascension (PS3)
Sony Japan is working on Last Guardian (PS3 / PS4)

Media Molecule is working on Tearaway for the Vita (PSV)
Big Big Studios is a handheld (Vita) developer (PSV something)
Sony Bend is "rumored to be working on a Vita game" (Uncharted / Splinter Cell)
Sony Cambridge is working on Killzone Mercenaries (PSV)
Sony Japan is "rumored to be working on Gravity Rush 2" (PSV)
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Qrphe  +   1140d ago
Idk, I'd say they did an awesome job with the actual game, I even prefer it the actual game to that CG.

OneAboveAll  +   1140d ago
Irrelevant until 4K TV's are cheap enough for the common consumer. Guess what? They won't be for a while.
iamnsuperman  +   1140d ago
4K tvs are irrelevant anyway (not just talking about price). To noticeably see a difference between 1080p and 4K the TV needs to be around 80inch or above. Now Big TVs are good but this is where it gets excessive and no sane family (or enough of them) is going to put that in there living room. 4K is perfect for the cinemas and outdoor arenas. It isn't for the general consumer.
Eyesoftheraven  +   1140d ago
@Iamnsuperman You should probably look into pixel density per square inch.

Hell, watch The Dark Knight rises on Blu-ray using a high end calibrated monitor in ideal viewing conditions. It was filmed mostly in about 4k digital resolution and about an hour is 65mm iMax film telecined to digital which is equal to about 8k video, yes 8k. That's why iMax looks so amazing and costs so much more. It makes a very noticeable difference on any sized screen even if it's native 1080p and that's using film with all its imperfections in-between. Video games are rendered real time free of any imperfections from the chemicals used in film and then displayed pixel for pixel. 4k will make a dramatic difference from 1080p, no questions there. My point is that 1080p to 4k will be even more noticeable in games than in movies even at home on a 30-50" TV.
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rainslacker  +   1140d ago

While it's true that the source material plays a major role in picture quality, the fact remains that the difference is negligible in a standard viewing environment. 4K TV's are going to have a much harder time gaining market acceptance. Just looking at the shift to HDTV a lot of people still couldn't see the difference, and early on there wasn't a whole lot of HDTV sources to be had.

A 30" screen is about a quarter of the surface area of a 60" screen, and 4K would be completely wasted on it. There may be slight differences in the 45-60" realm, but not enough for most people to upgrade, especially since there are very few media sources that will support it. There is a difference when going above 60", but as superman said, most families wouldn't have such a large TV in their living rooms.

As far as games are concerned, there are so many filters and sharers put into modern games that having more pixels to push could actually cause the image quality to decrease, as you are not simply pushing out a flat image pixel, but one that has various effects related to dithering and occlusion. Faults in those sharers would stand out much more, and be jarring to the viewer.
Eyesoftheraven  +   1140d ago
I totally agree 4k won't take off for a very good while, but everything about screen size, resolution and the noticeable difference is not true at all. A 50" at 1920x1080 has 47.89 pixels per inch. A 50" at 3840x2860 has 104.9 pixels per inch. More than twice the amount of pixels in the same area. I'd bet anyone who isn't blind as a bat could tell that difference—-especially with real time games.

It's all relative though. So of course an 80" at 4k is going to look far superior than an 80" at 1080p over a 30" because with smaller screens and higher resolution, it's pixel density that makes the difference. Imagine smart phones with 1080p. a 4" iPhone at 1080p would be 550.73 pixels per inch. There's a difference you'd be hard pressed to find since 300PPI is supposedly as high as the human eye can distinguish.
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nunley33  +   1140d ago
If PS4 has 4k, it will be there for displaying 3D in 1080P more than anything else besides video and pictures. This is likely to happen with the 3D games the PS4 will see, but Uncharted 4 in 4k is unlikely but that would be drool inducing. Uncharted 4 in 3D 1080p could happen and would be a real showpiece in demonstrating that new standard.
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LocutusEstBorg  +   1140d ago
Irrelevant because it's impossible. Even a PC can't run that resolution and a modern PC is atleast 20x a powerful as a PS4.
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iamnsuperman  +   1140d ago
I am just going to call out the obvious here but how can a modern gaming PC be 20 times more powerful than a PS4 (a console yet to release). A more sensible (you should try it sometime) suggestion would to say the PS4 could possibly and is most likely to release as a mid high- to high end modern gaming PC
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seanpitt23  +   1140d ago
If your right I don't think Sony would sell any ps4 but iam guessing your wrong
Eyesoftheraven  +   1140d ago
Modern high end GPUs can certainly handle 4k gaming at playable frame rates. Though for 60fps+ with demanding games, you'll need multiple high end GPUs and to lower some graphical settings.
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ABizzel1  +   1140d ago
Not to mention the fact that There are several GPU's capable of running games in 4k.

GTX 670, 680, 690
HD 7950, 7970, 7990

All 4k capable with the last of each being able to run most at 60 fps still
-Falaut-  +   1140d ago
The brown ring on your arm much be around your armpit seeing how far you had to reach to pull that "fact" out.
nunley33  +   1140d ago
I seem to remember the PS3 having bluray at a time when the cheapest bluray player was a $1000 and those went down in price reasonably in a few years like HDTV did.
Brasi1989  +   1140d ago
4K is wasted on the human eye.
chukamachine  +   1140d ago
I have 4k eyes.
dirthurts  +   1140d ago
I have 8k eyes.
TheNocturnus  +   1140d ago
I have special eyes.
izumo_lee  +   1140d ago
I have hungry eyes.
Npugz7  +   1140d ago
I have slutty eyes!
LOL_WUT  +   1140d ago
I'm crossed eyed!
RandomDude655  +   1140d ago
I hate pizza pie.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1140d ago
I have killzone eyes
Nicolee  +   1139d ago
I have gold fish eyes
Eyesoftheraven  +   1140d ago
65mm iMax film is equivalent to 8k digital and it's certainly noticeable on any sized screen.
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rainslacker  +   1140d ago
It's good for larger screens (60+). The same way a 720 signal can look better on a smaller screen than a bigger screen. I personally haven't seen a noticeable difference on a 50" screen, but that may have been a sourcing issue. I notice an appreciable difference on an 72" screen, but not enough to swallow the price tag.
nunley33  +   1140d ago
I have special (4) k eyes.
KillerPwned  +   1140d ago
Gonna need a 4k TV before the quality is even relevant bud ;)
akaakaaka  +   1140d ago
I disagree ..
Uncharted or killzone 2 still look miles ahead than any ps2 games on a sd TV, yes it lose many effect and details and the resolution is not hd but I bet I will be happy playing 4k games on my 1080p tv because they still will look way better then any ps3 game plus the gameplay will be more advanced tech.. until I decide to jump over a 4ktv and they will eventually get at a reasonable price obviously.

Plus there are going to be 8ktvs by the time or after the ps4 is out (at a more affordable price) but games will go by 4k and 8k will be only for pics or movie's.
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mamotte  +   1140d ago
For me, it'll be sad if the first "nex gen" I see is an, original, new... FPS.
kevnb  +   1140d ago
I don't think consoles will do 4k next gen, maybe 1080p
Megaton  +   1140d ago
1080p is realistic. It takes immense GPU power to run games smoothly in 4K right now. Consoles will not come anywhere close to the power required at the moment.
sandman224  +   1140d ago
Ill be happy with it running on 720p at 60fps. I'd rather have it at 1080p at 60 fps but I don't want to push my luck
NYC_Gamer  +   1140d ago
I doubt many of us could afford to spend money on 4k sets right now
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azshorty2003  +   1140d ago
Considering the TVs cost more then my car, I don't think there is ANY WAY games will be in 4K next gen.
ALLWRONG  +   1140d ago
4K haha I feel bad for the people who fell for the 4K hype train.
cervantes99  +   1140d ago
No need to feel bad. If one can afford a 4K TV then they are doing pretty good in my estimation :)
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1140d ago
I think he is referring to 4K on the PS4.
josephayal  +   1140d ago
Gaming PC Has no chance
ABizzel1  +   1140d ago
There's no need to a chance, when gaming PC's are currently doing it.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1140d ago
Hype, hyperbole and products that don't exist.
Rageanitus  +   1140d ago
Ummmmm dont get your panties all wet.... the ps3/xbox can barely do native 720p games.

Even some pc hardware struggles at 1080p!

Unless you get games with textures from quake 2.... I see 4k resolution not an issue ;)
cervantes99  +   1140d ago
4K - NO. 1080P/60fps - YES!
seanpitt23  +   1140d ago
We got promised that this gen so I hope it will be next gen
cervantes99  +   1140d ago
I'm pretty confident that 1080P/60 will be easily done next gen - at least I hope :)
pandehz  +   1140d ago
Yep we all can dream BIG, even then 4k wont happen anytime soon.

Well lets put it like this. Heres a 4k video link.

(make sure to pick 'original' on quality settings and start from beginning again)

I bet some of you wont be able to play that video perfectly smooth on 4k. Now remember its a video, when talking about games its a whole different situation. Dont think KZ4 in 4k would be possible well maybe 3d chess?
2pacalypsenow  +   1140d ago
mine played smooth it just took a while to load the video on my GTX 690
delboy  +   1140d ago
4k lol lol lol it would be cool to see fanboys prise the 4k trailers they saw on their hd or subHD monitors/tv lol
akaakaaka  +   1140d ago
Devs have a set standard of
1080p 60fps for 3D
4k for non 3D
Why is this so hard to belive?

The jump from PS to PS2 was huge and so was from the PS2 to the PS3
Why will the the jump from PS3 to PS4 will be any different?
Sony clearly say they will not show the PS4 until there is a good difference and next gen has been delay already.

If you are smart enough you know the minimum ram for the PS4 is 8gb of ram and the best looking PC game that can do 4k graphics uses a today high end pc graphics card and do not even uses over 4gb of ram.(google it if you have not seen it)

So why is hard to belive a new next gen console that may come out by the end of 2013 can't do 4k?

If you think that next gen games will not look better then any pc game by the time it launch then you are full of bs...
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Pandamobile  +   1140d ago
As soon as a console gets released, it's already outdated technology. At the start of a console's life cycle, there may be a 1-2 year period where console games look as good as PC games, but then PC pushes forward far surpasses what the static boxes can handle.

I don't expect many (if any) AAA next gen console games running at 4k resolution. It just requires far too much processing overhead.
nunley33  +   1140d ago
I could see sony putting 4K in the PS4 to sell 4K tvs, just like they did with Bluray & DVD..
ziggurcat  +   1140d ago
while there's no doubt that the next playstation will support 4K resolution, there's no way in hell that any game coming out on that system will support 4K resolution.

and even if there are games that are released to support that resolution, they'll be few and far between, just like how there aren't very many games on the PS3 that are native 1080p.

if anything, 4K resolution will be primarily there for movies/TV shows that are released on disc once blu-ray goes the way of the DVD.
Coach_McGuirk  +   1140d ago
anybody expecting fully-featured games like Killzone to be in 4k resolution on any next-gen console has their head in the clouds.
FinaLXiii  +   1140d ago
Better graphics wont mean much to me i want good games.
dennett316  +   1140d ago
They need to show something other than Killzone, because that art style sure is ugly and dreary. Technically proficient? Yes, but something like Rayman Legends is MUCH more visually appealing to all but the cursed likes of 13 year old boys who think that anything less than brown or grey tones is "gay" or "kiddie"....and the adults with that 13 year old mentality are much worse.

Also, lets not worry about 4K when they can barely manage 1080p with stable framerates and no screen tearing....lets not run before we can walk.
Hicken  +   1140d ago
That's funny, because me and my friends- all of whom loved Killzone 2 in particular- are over 25.

Of course, we love games like Rayman, as well. And games like Journey, Skyrim, Odin Sphere, and so on. But your assertion... is pretty stupid, to be blunt.
BitbyDeath  +   1140d ago
People seem to forget that when PS3 came out barely anyone had a HD tv, much like now how barely anyone has a 4k tv with PS4 being on the verge of coming out.

Prices come down overtime and consoles last years.
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JasonXS12  +   1140d ago
Shut up about 4k, its not going to happen.
OmniSlashPT  +   1140d ago
Why do you want such graphics and rendering settings? PC nowadays can have photo-realistic models already, but why don't we see that? Because gamea are not only pre-rendered cutscenes. You need good animations, you need good programming of sequences. Look at TLOU animations, you don't see nothing like that on the PC. Look at the real-time ocean in UC3 as well. If talented devs like ND and GG do that with a 6 year old software, I cant imagine what they can do with the PS4.

Besides, Sony put Blu-ray and HD tvs on the map. They will be the ones putting 4K resolution and 4K tvs on the map as well. It might just be too soon though, but that depends in what they'll deliver this E3.
MizTv  +   1140d ago
As long as kz4 played more like kz2 and less like kz3 ill be a happy man
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1140d ago
4k ps4 LMAO, psheaaaa they wish.
Drainage  +   1140d ago
it better bring back Killzone 2or 1 . None of this Killzone3:call of duty nonsense.
MizTv  +   1140d ago
I just can not believe what they did with kz3
The classes sucked
Only 24 player not 32
No spawn nads
Kz2 is sill MY favorite fps of all time
Elwenil  +   1140d ago
First off let me say that I am a huge Sony fan and you can check my comment history to back it up. I do try to stay away from fanboy extremes but I prefer the PS3 over any other console.

With that said, I think I'll be more than a little upset if they start showing off games running in 4k anytime soon. Sure, it will look impressive but I think they need to spend their resources making games run smoothly at resolutions that are mainstream right now instead of most games running good at 720 or just below. With TVs capable of running 4k still over $20k, I seriously doubt that they will be a major player in the market anytime soon. I also doubt that 4k will be a huge draw for more than a fraction of current Playstation game purchasers. So what would be the point? The PS3 is great but I think it's obvious to everyone that it was a bit overambitious when launched and I think that hurt it in the beginning. I believe the fact that Sony cut back on some features and eliminated others to lower the price to be more competitive supports this.

I don't think Sony needs to be conservative with the coming generation, but I do think they need to be more practical. Supporting a resolution that will not be the standard until probably the end of the next generation at the earliest would seem to me to be a frivolous waste of resources that could be used to make better games and better quality hardware.

Now if they are just going to show a demo or pre-rendered vid and the PS4 will not actually run 4k, then I think that is a bit cheap as well. I want to see what new games will look like on my TV on my system, not some custom hardware they cooked up just to do a show. Let the games stand or fall based on their actual merits and not "bait and switch" marketing.

Just my .02
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