By Bryan Smith on March 18, 2016 at 7:15pm
According to Kotaku, Sony is in talks with developers with what is reported as a PlayStation 4.5 - an upgraded PlayStation 4.
It's not known if those who bought the first PlayStation 4 can upgrade their original console or have to buy completely new hardware in order to use the new and improved hardware. The reason or inspiration for the upgrade is to have a console that can display 4K visuals and work with the new Playstation VR.
Based on conversations with developers who have spoken with Sony, this ‘PS4.5’ will include an upgraded GPU both to support high-end 4K resolution for games and add more processing power that can enhance the games supported by PlayStation VR, the headset Sony will launch this fall. It’s unclear if ‘PS4.5’ is an official name or just a nickname that developers have been using. One developer jokingly called it the ‘PS4K’ while telling me about the device.
Sony declined to respond to Kotaku's request for clarity. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen. There've also been rumors that Microsoft is considering an upgraded Xbox One (Xbox One.5?). The new 3DS has been one of the more recent gaming hardware devices to be upgraded with improved hardware specs.