Sony has confirmed that the rumors were true, for the most part. The company has officially confirmed the existence of PlayStation NEO, an upgrade of the PS4. It’s not quite the PS5, but we can call it the PS4.5 for now. You can check out more info on the new system after the jump.In an interview with the Financial Times, Andrew House has confirmed the existence of the PS4 NEO. “House stated that NEO is designed to coexist with PS4 throughout the console life cycle. Software will be compatible across both platforms. NEO will be priced above $350 USD at an unconfirmed price point. Both consoles will support PSVR.”
Since all of the games will be playable on both consoles, there will be no exclusive games for the NEO. It seems that this won’t be a New 3DS situation, where some games will only be playable on the new, more powerful system. Games will most likely run better on the NEO, which would eliminate loading times and frame rate issues.
The PlayStation NEO will probably be more compatible with PlayStation VR, which is slated to release this October for $499.
“Another possible benefit of the upgraded hardware that may be included in the PS4.5 / PS4K is that it could open new avenues for the PSVR peripheral.
Included in the PSVR package is a “processing box,” which allows the headset to remove some of the computational strain from the console and avoid errors, crashes or (most realistically) frame-rate drops. The additional processing power that may be added in the PS4K could eliminate the need for that box, and potentially enable the system to function wirelessly.” Via IGN
The PS NEO will not be shown at this years E3 press conference, but we should be getting more information later this year.