Xbox One and PS4: Analyzing their support for 4K video and gaming

One of the questions that’s come out of Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal last week is to what degree the console actually supports 4K content. ExtremeTech takes a look at both consoles 4K capabilities.

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hiphopisdead2028d ago (Edited 2028d ago )

for gaming, i just hope the consoles focus on 1080p smooth framerate (60fps) games accross the board. I think if they did, people would see a huge jump is quality from current gen consoles as most games run at 720p with limited aliasing and graphics capabilities.

Current gen still looks great, but 1080p + higher framerate + updated graphics will looks beautiful and crisp on everyone's 1080p capable TV.

for movies, sure... support 720p, 1080p, 4K, 3D.

piroh2028d ago (Edited 2028d ago )

making a 4k game is practically useless since almost no one owns 4k TV, it´s a waste of resources which means costly and long development cycle. it´s something like Crysis in 2007. maybe later in the console generation

i rather hope in 3D support since i bought LG 3DTV recently

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MegaMohsi2027d ago

it's definitely not useless, making a games assets natively at 4k resolution and downscaling it to 1080p would be similar to SSAA methods some newer PC games are using. It essentially gets rid of jaggies by using a higher resolution and downscaling it to the TV's resolution or whatever resolution you choose on PC. However I don't think native 4k games will be possible on PS4/Xbox hardware, upscaled could be a possibility

FrigidDARKNESS2028d ago

Mass consumers won't be able to enjoy this feature until 4k tvs are affordable 3-4 years from now.

kneon2028d ago

They are already down into the $5000 range and will likely be half that by Christmas 2014

project_pat362028d ago

im still laughing at all the people who thought the new xbox would feature illumiroom right out of the box

Skate-AK2028d ago

For games I am perfectly fine with 1080p 60fps 3D. I hope they keep supporting 3D. I bought a 3DTV knowing next-gen was coming.

vikingland12028d ago

I won't be able to afford a 4k tv for years to come.

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