With the reveal of the PS4, Sony clearly has a beautiful piece of new hardware prepared to launch this holiday, but reminiscent of the PS3’s reveal the game Killzone once again comes to the forefront of a conspiracy that Sony is showing off tech demos that their games can’t live up to.
Now, I won’t get into the argument of if Killzone 2 really pulled off equivalent graphics to its tech demo as it is still debatable, but that time has passed. The currently relevant argument is: was Killzone Shadow Fall running in 4k?
So, apparently there is a joystiq interview with Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida where he says that the PS4 will output 4k video, but not games. Yet, this article has no link to the interview, no quotes and is only three lines long. http://www.joystiq.com/2013... And yet in the full interview with eurogamer he states “I think these games were running at 1080p, but I'm no tech person.” http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... (end of interview).
Had that been the system architect stating the PS4 will not run 4k games, then it may have been confirmed, but it wasn’t and we still have these to deal with: http://www.flickr.com/photo... These are 4k images from the game as it was being demoed uploaded by the PlayStation blog team.
If those 4k screenshots are bull shots, then gamers have just been seeing a tech demo all over again on unconfirmed hardware. I personally believe that this was just a slip up on the blog team’s end and Sony was trying to keep 4k games a secret for E3 and pull the wool over MS eyes and let them think they have an advantage. But, if that is not the case have we just been “tech demoed” all over again?
Either way I am personally happy they will include 4k video support for sure, as I got plenty of usage out of my rig and my PS3’s blue ray capabilities at 1080p and plan to at least do the same for 4k. I know that they want to wait until E3 to unveil the actual box likely due to the things that need to be implemented for 4k support like HDMI 2.0, 4k blue rays, and HVEC. But this needs to be clarified directly by Sony or GG.
My biggest problem is, if the hardware can’t push 4k (which I’m sure it can), why would they release screens and demo the game at that resolution after the backlash they had with Killzone 2? Unfortunately, we may not get the answer until E3.