Will 8K Ever Be Standard in Video Games?

The head of the almighty XBOX brand, Phil Spencer has said that he is not quite sure if 8K resolution will ever become the staple or standard for video games, calling it “aspirational technology” to Wired. In his discourse with Wired, Spencer stated “I think 8K is aspirational technology. The display capabilities of devices are not really there yet. I think we’re years away from 8K being, if it ever is, standard in video games.”

Oddly enough, the Xbox Series X is able to output to 8K. Though it is possible for the Xbox Series X to showcase video at a 7680 x 4320 resolution, companies are going to consider how many people actually have an 8K monitor or television. 8K is not a living room standard yet. With that in mind, why would companies strive to create more 8K experiences at a higher cost of production?

According to the head of Xbox gaming engineering, Liz Hamren, Microsoft's collected data suggests that not as many consumers have adopted 4K televisions as game publishers may assume. Looking at Nintendo, the company has not even worked with 4K as of yet; instead, focusing on the core game experience, citing the success of Breath of the Wild.

If you absolutely must delve into the depths of 8K gaming, then we suggest turning your attention to the glory of PC gaming. Remember that consoles, though advancing, are still made with buyer market limitations. We personally don’t see 8K gaming becoming a selling point or staple for consoles at this point.

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