You're not the only sceptics of the rumoured PlayStation 4K, it seems. Speaking with GameSpot, retired BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk has said that the hypothetical hardware half-step could prove a "gigantic pain in the ass" for tdevelopers – if, of course, it requires games makers to target two different specifications.

"It's funny, there's actually some stories behind that. For example, the original Xbox... Microsoft actually had multiple different DVD drives," he said. "They didn't tell anyone that, but as a developer you discovered that you have different performance and sometimes you'd have these boxes of refurbished drives and different brands and different equipment. It caused incredible variability."

He continued: "The whole purpose of consoles is the set of requirements that you work against from a hardware perspective," he said. "To change that is complete lunacy." It's worth re-iterating, however, that Zeschuk is now retired, so he's unlikely to be intimately familiar with what Sony's got planned – if the rumours are even true to begin with.

Many say that Sony's purported platform will feature upgraded innards, but it's still perfectly possible that it could merely be PS4 Slim with some 4K-focused features bolted on. We'll have to wait and see what the platform holder has to say, but for now, it's safe to say that the jury's still out – for consumers and industry veterans alike.