After months of speculation and a variety of leaks and bits of news, Sony has finally, finally announced the Playstation 4 Neo, the upgraded version of the Playstation 4 console.
The console, which promises 4K graphics and 60 frames per second by using the same technology used in Remedy Entertainment’s Quantum Break, was leaked several months ago via rumors but has now been officially confirmed.
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House confirmed the existence of the Playstation 4 Neo during an interview with the Financial Times. He also confirmed that the rumors about 4K and updated graphics were also true, but he also said that the console won’t be a replacement for the Playstation 4.
Both versions will be sold alongside one another, and games that can be played on the Playstation 4 can be played on the Neo.
House has, however, neglected to specify a release date and a price for the console, but he did say that the Playstation 4 Neo would be more expensive than the regular Playstation 4. So if you’ve got the money to buy something like a 4K TV, you can also buy a Playstation 4 Neo.
The increased price is due to the more expensive components used to build the Playstation 4 Neo, including an upgraded AMD chip.
Whether the regular Playstation 4 also remains at its present price of 350$ also remains to be seen, but regardless it will at least be a good benchmark to see how much more expensive the Playstation 4 Neo will be.
However, we won’t be seeing anything about it when E3 rolls around next week, according to Sony. Sony has said that they intend to make sure that the console has a wide variety of interesting accessories to come with it before it’s finally officially unveiled to the public.
In the meantime we’ll just have to wait and see when the Playstation 4 Neo will be unveiled to the public.