Rumours of a more powerful PlayStation 4 coming soon have been climbing recently, and now The Wall Street Journal has supported the claims earlier made by Eurogamer and Kotaku that Sony is currently developing a new version of the PS4 that will allegedly feature “enhanced graphics and power” and will accompany the current model on the market, with games working for both versions.
“Existing PlayStation 4 owners would need to buy the new model to take full advantage of the enhanced graphics and power,” reports the site. “Though it is likely that the current model and the coming one would share the same software catalog.”
The Wall Street Journal also claims the new PS4 will revealed before the Playstation VR in October, and will be able to process “ultra high definition resolution graphics.”
Sony acknowledges that the PS4-powered Playstation VR could be technically inferior to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, both of which run on higher-end PCs, so the updated PS4 model could help this, The Wall Street Journal said. Sources quoted in the report also claimed continuing to offer the standard system alongside the more powerful model will help Sony give both hardcore and casual audiences more options when it comes to the Playstation (via. GameSpot).
A price has not yet been given for the technically developed PS4 console, but if the October announcement turns out to be true, the unit could be revealed during E3 in June.