The PS4 Neo is real, Sony’s Andrew House has confirmed, but we won’t see it at E3 this year.
There have been plenty of rumors flying around about a new PS4, and Sony has now confirmed that they are true. Sony president and CEO Andrew House told The Financial Times that the new machine isn’t a replacement for the PS4. Instead, he said, “It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4.”
House went to say that both versions of the console will be sold throughout the PS4 life cycle, and that the work needed for developers to support both version of the hardware would be minimal. For anyone worried about their current PS4 being phased out, House said that, “All games will support the standard PS4 and we anticipate all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4.”
Previous rumors suggested that every PS4 would be able to offer a “NEO Mode” starting in October. Those rumors also pegged the new machine as having a higher CPU higher clock speed, an improved GPU, and higher memory bandwidth.
House wouldn’t confirm a price point for the new machine, but did say it would be more expensive than the current unit. He also confirmed that the PlayStation VR headset will work with either version of the console.
Despite all the rumors being true, Sony doesn’t plan to show the new PS4 at E3 next week. House said that decision was made be Sony wants “to ensure we have a full range of the best experiences on the new system that we can showcase in their entirety.”
You can bet we’ll hear more about this machine soon, as it will likely be planned for a holiday release date.