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Sony confirms existence of the PlayStation Neo, but says it won't be at E3

By midian182
Jun 10, 2016
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  1. It may not come as huge shock to learn that Sony has finally confirmed its high-end version of the PlayStation 4, codenamed Neo, is real. But what is quite surprising is that the machine won’t be on show at next week's E3 event.

    In an interview with the Financial Times, Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said the updated PS4 is coming, but we’ll have to wait a while before it’s officially unveiled.

    As predicted, the new console is designed to support 4K content, both in videos and games, though precise details have yet to be revealed.

    House said that there will be no Neo exclusive titles, and that "all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4,” which presumably means not every game will take advantage of its advanced hardware. Adding full support for the console will require some “small but manageable” extra work from developers.

    "It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4," he said, "we will be selling both [versions] through the life cycle."

    Another piece of unsurprising information is that the Neo will cost more than the current PlayStation 4, though House didn’t say by how much. Moreover, it will be compatible with the upcoming PlayStation virtual reality headset, but it’s unclear if VR games could be designed to utilize the Neo’s powerful components.

    The supported software is set to arrive this fall, suggesting that the new console will be released around the same time.

    Microsoft is still expected to show off its updated version of the Xbox One, codenamed Scorpio, at E3. In all likelihood, both consoles will be competing to become the number one Christmas seller this year.

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,900   +528

    They probably don't want to reveal anything until it's 100% certain: looks, specs, games, features, etc.
    any PR guy will tell you that one wrong step can lead to a PR disaster when it comes to crazed fans :D
    kinda like what happened with COD:IW. it currently has 10 times less pre-orders than COD:BO3 and millions of dislikes on youtube --> so happy that gamers are using their wallets instead of the usual "hate but still pay" knee-jerking.
     
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  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,536   +2,329

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  4. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,900   +528

    ah, the video that destroyed the xbox one :D
    it's still funny as hell.
     
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  5. lripplinger

    lripplinger TS Addict Posts: 258   +89

    So what are the "high end" spces? It is still a console, and will therefore be restrained by the size of the device, which in turn limits what they implement hardware wise (because of cooling constraints, etc.). I assume it will still have an AMD chip in there, which is still on the low end of PC hardware.
     
  6. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,900   +528

    pretty sure the specs have been out for quite a while now in many many articles. it's just that it's not yet finalised so changes might be made at the last second (speeds not architecture)
     
  7. toxicfiend

    toxicfiend TS Enthusiast Posts: 30   +10

    I have the ps4 and have just sold my xb1 to a friend and still I use my xbox 360 as I find it to be so much easier to use than the xb1.Sick and tired of so many updates that it requires and am not a fan of the controller but this time around Sony have kicked Microsoft big time.
     

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