Despite the publicity surrounding the Playstation 4 Neo, Sony has said that its existence won’t have any sort of effect on the Playstation 4’s own life cycle. Sony has long said that the Playstation 4K, as the Neo is also known, is simply an upgraded version of the PS4.
The Playstation 4 Neo promises 4K graphics resolution for both video streaming and gameplay, using the Quantum Break technology that allowed that game to look so good. Sony has also said that upcoming Playstation 4 games will now have two different versions on the same disk: one for the regular version of the game, and one for the Neo version.
Even so, the possibility of a new console has given some people worries that the unveiling of a new version of the Playstation 4 so shortly after the original came out might mean that Sony is aiming to put out a new Playstation console soon.
However, Sony’s response to this has mirrored that of Microsoft’s. The arrival of two new 4K consoles is simply a way for both companies to capitalize on new possibilities that have become available.
Phil Spencer, the president of Microsoft, has also said that the announcement of the Xbox One Scorpio also doesn’t indicate that a new version of the Xbox will be released soon.
Spencer also said that after the Scorpio comes out, Microsoft will be focusing on console hardware rather than making a new console. Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony’s worldwide studios, has said something similar, that the new high-end PS4 is still the PS4 and there’s nothing that will be changing that for now.
We have no idea of what will be coming when both new consoles release, or how the next generation after this one will go, so we’ll just have to see what the Scorpio and the Playstation 4 Neo will be like.