Until Sony says something, it's all just rumor.
But that's just fine, as hints, clues, and underground whispers often generate plenty of speculation, discussion and argument. So we gots no problem with supposed "information leaks" concerning the next generation of gaming.
A new report is making the rounds today; it comes from consumer electronics site BGR , which claims the PlayStation 4 will actually support 4K resolution. That would double the max output of the PS3.
Citing an "anonymous source" (hence the rumor), the site claims this is in line with Sony's apparent planning of 80-inch XBR LED TVs that will support the same resolution. 4K features a horizontal pixel count of 4096, which is approximately double that of the current max HD resolution of 1080p. Sony wants to include 4K support for both games and movies so as to better expand the market reach of this new technology, which would be similar to how they approached 3D.
As for when the PS4 comes out, that's still very much up in the air. The last best chance of seeing it unveiled this year comes later next month at the Tokyo Game Show. …we bet a whole lot of interested gamers will be watching Sony's press conference.