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Sony Confirms 4K (Quadruple High Definition) Movies For PlayStation 4

With the new format of television starting to gain popularity in the high-end market and planned to be introduced to the mid-stream and main-stream markets over the next few years, 4K (also can be explained as Quadruple High Definition) is going to be supported on next generation consoles but may not be heavily advertised as to avoid scaring off potential customers who don’t want to hear about the possibility of upgrading their television in the next generation console lifecycle.

However, just like High Definition slowly took over so will the 4K format. Sony is already prepared for this, and likely other console manufacturers announcing consoles soon as well. Not only will games receive some sort of 4K support, yet-to-be-announced, but there will also be films in 4K. In fact, much like the 3D and HD formats, the films, television, and sports have already been being recorded in 4K for a long time now and studios already have the content to be released.

Sony will offer a service to either provide streaming and/or downloading of 4K videos (movies, sports, and television programs) on their PlayStation 4 console making it destined to be one of the most popular 4K devices (just as PlayStation 4 introduced Blu Ray HD). By the time consumers are aware of 4K they will likely already have a device and titles for that device which support the new Quad HD format, thanks to the  next generation of gaming.

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PlayStation 4 / Kinect 2 Another Step Towards Virtual Reality

PlayStation 4 has shown itself to be quite the console for lifelong gamers to experience innovation through. From its instant on philosophy of playing games immediately after purchasing (via cloud streaming while the rest of it downloads to your console) to its ability to buy and stream/download additional content for titles without stopping the gameplay.

The support for discs and used games is still existent in the PlayStation 4’s current plans, and there’s a lot more still being revealed for the system.

Perhaps one of the most talked about specifications of the PlayStation 4 is the Move technology that is built-in to the new DualShock 4 controller. This is something like the Six Axis technology in the PlayStation 3 controller, but on a whole new level. There is also the light on the DualShock 4 that has many talking (both negatively aesthetically for those who find it ugly, to speculatively for those unsure of its purpose).

The light on the DualShock 4 will in fact provide a tracking system for the gamer’s physical location in real life. PlayStation 4’s “PlayStation Eye 4” will be used for gamers playing Move titles on the PS4 but it will also track the gamer against their environment with the DualShock 4.

The ability to know where a gamer will be able to produce virtual reality-like conditions. Beyond what the PlayStation Move has produced us in gaming experiences, it is not completely out of the question to expect DualShock 4 to take us further. It may be true that there are some experiences that are best suited for the Move or a couple of Moves (one in each hand), thus prolonging its life cycle well into the future with PS4. However, there are definitely also experiences that should be played with the DualShock 4 optimally as well.

The currently unrevealed Microsoft Xbox 720’s Kinect 2.0 will use similar technology to Xbox 360’s Kinect and PlayStation 4’s Eye 4 to bring experiences to a new place. Microsoft has said to be working on the concept of Virtual Reality-like games for some time now, experimenting with their 3D Camera before most other game companies were prepared to go mainstream with the technology.

However, it remains to be seen which titles will be developed for the platform, whereas PlayStation 4 has a very healthy roster of upcoming titles right now that can be enhanced with this functionality.

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PS4 News: Battlefield 4 Incognito At PlayStation 4 Event

Although you may not have seen nor heard anything about the upcoming next generation DICE game Battlefield 4 at Sony’s recent PlayStation 4 reveal event, it was incognito. Developers hosted private, behind-the-booth proceedings with select individuals who were reportedly seen and/or given a demonstration of the cinematics and gameplay the title has to offer.

Fans of the series who can’t stand waiting need not fret as we already have confirmation from a RealGamerNewz gamer who uses the new 4K (Quadruple High Definition) format on Battlefield 3 and is able to see lifelike war experiences via upscaling and says the technology will become available soon for reasonable cost. The game upscaled beyond 1080p is said to look incredible on consoles reaching a resolution of upwards 4000p.

PlayStation 4 will utilize this very same format and Battlefield 4 will be in a higher native resolution than previously possible on console games thanks to the 4K format and the power/ram of the new PS4. It should be exciting to finally see what has traditionally been a “best on PC” title to finally bridge the gap in realism without sacrificing performance.

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PlayStation 4 Will Take 3D HD to the Next Level

Earlier in this current console generation of the video game industry it was brought to light that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 fail to adhere to the HDMI 1.4 standards required for the true quality of stereoscopic 3d hd streaming. PlayStation 4‘s impending announcement has many wondering if the 3D standard will be forgotten once again until mid-lifecycle for the machine.

This remains to be seen but one thing is for sure, the HDMI 1.4a port said to be on the machine will bring its output levels to never before seen visual performance from a console. This may work with existing 3D Blu Ray’s as well as later media.

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Will Steam’s Nex Gen Console Compete w/ PS4 & Xbox 720?

Steam has all but revealed they are working on what is said to be a state-of-the art home video game console set to compete with the industry at large. Does this mean Steam will go up against Sony and Microsoft’s upcoming creations, currently dubbed PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720? If so, what exactly could this entail?

1. Graphics and Gameplay – The graphical and gameplay of Steam’s console will depend on the parts that are included in the SDK kits as well as consumer finished units. If you don’t have the power you can’t do certain things, as Nintendo’s limitations in hardware have taught us along the way. If Steam is meant to compete with the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 then it will have to be rocking multiple core processing units and serious graphics setups.

2. Online Infastructure – Steam’s network of social and competitive gaming already exists on the PC and is a huge hit bridging the gap from players on Desktops, Laptops, even Macs together for gaming. This online infastructure can be a huge plus for Steam. Imagine being able to play against friends on other platforms. If this feature is not put to good use it will perhaps be harder for Steam to stand out and compete with the strength of existing brands PSN and XBL (PlayStation Network and Xbox Live).

3. Quad HD and 3D HD – Will the Steambox take advantage of the fact that many of Steam’s computer games (in its digital retail marketplace) already utilize high graphics resolutions and 3D capabilities? This will surely be a great selling point, as if to say that you have the PC graphics without using the PC! With the coming standardization of HDMI 1.4a through next generation hardware this will have to remain cutting edge. The Quad HD standard in the not-too-distant future (better known as 4K) will also need to be implemented with this machine at some point as well.

4. Exclusives – Indie titles, PC classics, up and coming exclusives otherwise relegated to the Steam PC experience will have to shine their hardest as a Steam home console would be in need of many exclusive experiences to compell people away from their existing third party and exclusive content. Valve has an advantage here because they utilize smart business practices of hiring mod developers from within their own game communities. If they are willing to take risks, invest in upcoming technologies such as User Generated Content, not only could they come away with some pretty amazing and unique games but also the online environment could be full of creativity.

5. Third Party Support – With a huge existing relationship with many publishers and developers already, one might think third party support for a Steambox would be a no brainer. However, this is where it’s going to get tricky. Just getting games to release on your system isn’t enough anymore. As seen in the current generation of PS3 / 360 / Wii U there needs to be some sort of exclusive content offering, and/or exclusive spin-off titles and approaches to development to allure the consumer into a unique feeling product. Valve will have to think long and hard about exactly how they want their brand to feel and function before releasing their next generation console and they will want to have a natural fit for developers eager to participate in Steam’s movement.

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