The unveiling of the upgraded version of the PS4 (codenamed: “Neo”) seems to have been set!
Initially, there was some buzz about the console being unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show on the weekend of September 17th & 18th. However, Nintendo is rumored to be officially presenting the NX during the week of September 12th. By presenting the Neo earlier, Sony won’t have their announcement outshone.
Unsurprisingly, there are not a lot of details out there about the reveal itself, nor the console’s actual appearance. As we’ve talked about before, we do know that the PS4K/PS4 Neo/PS4.5 (or whatever you want to call it right now) is reported to have greater RAM, better CPU clock speeds, and a GPU that’s 2.3 times better than the current gen PS4, as well as 4K video support. There have also been reports of game releases being pushed back, allegedly in order to take advantage of the new system’s capabilities.
Sony confirmed that the new console will be sold alongside the current-gen PS4, albeit at a higher price. In an interview with The Financial Times in June, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s CEO, Andrew House, stated “We will be selling both [versions] through the life cycle.” House went on to mention 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,” even after this console’s release.
The announcement of the Neo’s reveal comes shortly after Microsoft released their ‘XBox One S‘ last week. This seems to mark the resurgence of the console wars between Microsoft & Sony (even though the One S does not support 4K). In this writer’s view, it would seem that Sony wants to stay ahead of their biggest competitor in the business.
What do you think, dear readers? Will you throw your support behind Sony or Microsoft for this upcoming generation? Let us know!