More Powerful PS4 is in Development, May be launched after this E3
Sony PlayStation 4 lovers now would be able to enjoy a more powerful version of PS4. Sony confirmed that, a more powerful version of the PlayStation 4, referred to formerly as everything from the PS4.5 to PS4K to PS4 Neo is in development. Sony has a plan to launch it quickly, but it won't be showcased at the upcoming E3. Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House told the Financial Times, the new version of the PlayStation 4 is codenamed Neo and will feature improved graphics and support for 4K resolution.
"It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4," he said. "We will be selling both [versions] through the life cycle."
As regards the prices of PS4 Neo, it was not revealed yet, though House said it would be more than the cost of standard PS4. However, he didn't say the existing PS4 would remain at its current $350 price, which would leave open the door for the Neo to assume that $350 spot. Furthermore, the detailed regarding the hardware of the device are not officially revealed but you can expect it more powerful than the old version. It would not be a part of upcoming E3, as Sony is looking to ensure it has "a full range of the best experiences on the new system that [it] can showcase in their entirety."
Furthermore, there would not be any difficulty for existing PS4 owner to play feature games, as House explained, "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." Also, House claimed it will only require a "small but manageable" amount of work to get a game working on both the old and new PS4 video games consoles. An E3 press conference is scheduled for this coming Monday, June 13, where it may choose to announce its new version of the Xbox One. Keep visiting the Game Cottage for upcoming news and updates.