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You won’t be able to play games in the fledgling 4K format on the PlayStation 4, but you absolutely will be able to watch videos in the swanky resolution via the system. And, speaking with The Verge, Sony’s Phil Molyneux has hinted that the next generation platform will take advantage of the conglomerate’s impending 4K movie download service.

However, there’s a catch. While the platform holder is lining up a summer launch for the online initiative, it anticipates that downloads will exceed 100GB in size. You’ll be able to download content overnight on the PS4, of course, but you’ll need a whopping hard-drive and an incredibly lenient Internet service provider to cope with files of that magnitude.

Molyneux explained that the company still has some “challenges to work through” with regards to exactly how it will deliver 4K content, and that it’s researching improved compression techniques to bring file sizes down. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like they’ll be ready in time for the first generation of ultra-high definition products. We suppose it's a good thing that no one actually owns a 4K television, then.

[source theverge.com, via uk.ign.com]