Sony Might Consider an Enhanced PS4 With Ultra HD Blu-Ray

October 24, 2015 Written by Zarmena Khan


As further translations of 4Gamer’s recent interview SCE Vice President Masayasu Ito emerge, we have learned that Sony might consider an enhanced PlayStation 4 that supports Ultra HD Blu-ray.

When 4Gamer brought up the topic of Ultra HD Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray, Ito said (translation courtesy of Siliconera):

The Blu-ray disc drive that is currently installed in the PS4 is made exclusively for the Blu-ray disc player, so it cannot read the 3-layer media that is standardized by Ultra HD Blu-ray. For this reason, the PlayStation 4 models that are out in the market cannot be compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray.

Ito said that Sony is currently considering Ultra HD Blu-ray compatibility and that the company could make it happen with, say, a high-power PS4 model, but a lot of factors have to be considered when making such a decision. For example:

“How many units of this enhanced PS4 will we be able to sell?” and “how much will we sell them for?”

4Gamer points out that Ultra HD Blu-ray display requires 4K or UHD TVs for best results, and that it may be a tough market to crack considering the amount of people who own high-end TV sets.

In the same interview, Ito also confirmed that Sony doesn’t have any first-party PS Vita games in development. You can read more on that here.

Would our readers be willing to pay for an enhanced PS4 2 that supports Ultra HD Blu-ray? Share your thoughts below.

[Source: 4Gamer via Siliconera]