Sony doesn’t have any idea when 8K video support will be coming to the PlayStation 5, according to FlatpanelsHD, which shared a report today that mentions how the publication reached out to PlayStation’s PR representatives for comment regarding the omission that remains two years after the console initially launched on November 12, 2020, but failed to receive a response.
“Sony has not commented publicly on its plans for an 8K update,” the publication noted in its story today about how there is still no sign of support for 8K video output via HDMI 2.1. “FlatpanelsHD reached out to PlayStation’s PR representatives for comment, but did not receive a response.”
Some PlayStation 5 owners are apparently bothered by this, being that Sony has explicitly marketed 8K support on the box, which features not only 4K/120 and HDR logos, but also one that clearly reads “8K.”
PlayStation 5 does support internal 8K rendering, however, with The Touryst, an action-adventure puzzle game developed and published by Shin’en Multimedia, being the first game to claim 8K rendering at 60 FPS, as noted in FlatpanelsHD’s coverage.
8K UHD refers to an image or display resolution that amounts to 7680 × 4320, a significant increase over 4K Ultra HD, which amounts to 3840 × 2160.
The GeForce RTX 4090 is capable of running some of today’s most popular games at 8K with playable frame rates, according to NVIDIA, which has described its latest flagship graphics card for gamers as the pinnacle of gaming.
Benchmarks shared by NVIDIA suggest that Red Dead Redemption 2 can reach 85 FPS at 8K on an GeForce RTX 4090 with DLSS 3 enabled.