Originally Posted by skupples
yes, they sure do, but not to the point where you're gonna squeeze 4K 60FPS into AAA titles, and keep the price below whatever the sweet spot is now (which will be $100 more than last gen)
I'd love to see it, I'd pre-order with proof of guaranteed 4K 60FPS support in 99% of titles.
but its lunacy. This is the shortest step between consoles yet, while the gains will be yuge, they won't be that yuge.
I'd really like to see further investment in the two different sku, a base line console, & a top of the line console, but that doesn't seem to be fitting for the console market. However, I do believe they'll eventually be able to get the price way up on consoles, as the millennial step further into their financial growth years.
2K 60FPS vs. what current consoles are doing, is a large respectable, and realistic step... They'll then follow with the 4K unit in half the time it took them to respond with the ps3>ps4 step.
Why? Money. The kinda hardware needed to get 2K 60FPS going is quite low in comparison to 4K... also, they could just refresh in 2 years with the 4K model, since the step between 1080p and 4K is so large. They'd almost be morons for not trying to cash in on a 1440p box first.
Whatever happens, I don't think the norm will be 4K 60. MAYBE 30 in some titles. A choice in settings would be nice "1440p 60, or 4k 30, you choose!"\
top downs doing 4K 60? Definitely. DOTA & the like can run 4K 120FPS on pretty dated machines... so assuming these kinda titles come to console, then there ya go, there's your "it totally does 4K 60FPS" content.
I think 4KCB/dynamic/60FPS will be very, very common among "console AAA 60 FPS" like CoD, Battlefield, Battlefront, DMC, Fighters, Sports, etc. Consoles are probably gonna push more for 4KCB where it might better to look at for more people than pure native 1920x2160p only. Really depends on whether you consider 4KCB a "4K" res or not.
It'll probably be the more overall package of the visuals that'll matter anyway, like how a hypothetical big budget Sony 1st party game at 4KCB/30FPS game will look much, much better than majority of native 4K/30FPS games of this gen on the One X.
I also think that 2560x1440p titles will be rare and 1920x2160 will be more common where the latter is a higher resolution (more "2K" than 1440p) and will have CB on top to make it even look better for most.
I also think there'd be a lot of improvements for next gen upscaling/cb so that it will have less perceivable artifacts to those that notice them.
Upscaling might play a slightly more important role next gen because their marketing department might think it's very important to do above PS4's typical 1440p/"2K"+CB even if only slightly better/higher but not native 4K.
I don't know but I seriously can't imagine huge next gen Sony titles and big AAA games going any lower than "1920x2160 native + CB (aka 4K CB) / 4KCB with or w/o dynamic res" and 30 FPS or maybe even 3K+CB.
Don't get me wrong though as I'm one of the few that wants to a 1080p + okay-ish AA -target new God of War 2 for the PS5 where shaders, physics, particles/effects, objects/enemies on scene are turned up to 11.