There are different types of gamers out there. There are some who don’t care about how their game looks, as long as it is fun. Then you get gamers who only care about graphics and nothing else, and once in a while you come across gamers who actually care about the sound quality from their games.
Perhaps not given as much attention and focus as graphics and processing power, but having good quality audio helps and it looks like that could soon be a feature that Sony will be bringing to their PlayStation 4 and PS Vita consoles. This is apparently due to the a trademark that Sony has filed for “Hi-Res Audio”.
What makes this seemingly normal trademark filing interesting, and what could also point towards Hi-Res Audio arriving on console, is the fact that the trademark includes class 9, which is the class used to refer to games. According to the trademark blurb, it is for “computer game programs for home video game machines” and “hand-held games with liquid crystal displays.” If that doesn’t sound like the PS4 or PS Vita, we don’t know what does.
Sony has yet to make an official announcement, but based on Sony’s description of it, “Feel the power and presence of a live performance in your living room. Or experience what it’s like to sit in on a live studio recording.” If you’d like to learn more about about Sony’s Hi-Res Audio, the company actually as a website dedicated to it, so head on over for the details.