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PlayStation E3 interviews hint that PS4K will offer "an enhanced graphical experience"

We've been searching the internet for any word of PS4K, what with all the games journalists in the world (apart from us it seems) currently in L.A, doing all they can to interview Sony executives about the new console, even though Sony is yet to really reveal any details about it.

Already we've seen interviews with Jim Ryan, saying that Sony will need to be careful how it delivers the message of the new console and that they'll need to think of a way to reassure current owners that PS4K won't mean their consoles are now redundant, while also selling the benefits of the new console.

Perhaps the interview to give most away is the one via Time, who managed to get SIE Worldwide Studios Boss Shaun Layden to give a little more detail on what PS4K will mean for those who purchase it.

Speaking to the site, Layden said, "With this move towards a high-end PS4, it's not to bifurcate the market. We're not creating haves and have-nots. There's only going to be one game on sale, and it will play on both [consoles].

"You'll have the same experience, but one will be delivered at a higher resolution, with an enhanced graphical experience, but everything else is going to be exactly as you'd expect.

"We're seeing apparently Microsoft taking a similar course to ours, which is to innovate within the life cycle of the console," he continued. "It's nothing that's ever been done before, so there is no road map to how to do that. Both companies are trying to find the right way to bring that to developers, to bring it to market, to talk about it. But seemingly they're doing similar things to what we want to do, which is to bring more power to developers, to bring more weapons for them to create games with, to create an enhanced experience. Again I think it's good for gaming, so it's good for us."

With Microsoft's console rumoured to be a lot more powerful than the PS4K, you'd think that Sony would plan to match this or at least be worried about it, however from what Layden says, Sony isn't too concerned.

"Is that going to be the end-all, be-all of the gaming experience? No, I think more than anything else today, we're seeing the power of narrative move the gaming business forward more than ever before."

Based on that interview, it may be true that Scorpio is more powerful than PS4K, however if Sony's console offers true 4K gaming and is first to market, then there is a good chance that may not matter, especially if the 40 million people who already own a PS4 are keen on keeping the games they already own.

Edited On 15 Jun, 2016

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Bunglefluff 7 months ago
I think he should be a little concerned. Slightly more power is what has given the current PS4 its huge lead in sales. The majority of people who were sitting on the fence and non hardcore gamers who weren't bothered about exclusives, chose PS4 because of the resolution debate(1080/900 etc) and slightly better frame rates.

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