Sony Executive Finally Confirms Playstation 4K

Rumors about a new and improved Sony PlayStation 4, nicknamed PlayStation Neo, have been floating around for a while now, and it was speculated...
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    Rumors about a new and improved Sony PlayStation 4, nicknamed PlayStation Neo, have been floating around for a while now, and it was speculated and almost expected that it would be revealed at E3. President and global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Andrew House, made it clear in an interview with Financial Times that it won't.

    He did however confirm the existence of the NEO, and specifies that it is a "high-end PS4" and it will be more expensive than the current PlayStation 4, which lies at about $350. He did not share a lot of details, but says that the NEO is created to target hardcore gamers and anyone with a 4K TV looking for more high-resolution content. According to House, further details about the new console will stay under wraps for some time still: “We want to ensure we have a full range of the best experiences on the new system that we can showcase in their entirety.” He adds that when it is released, the console will be sold alongside the regular PS4 and include a faster processor, 4K resolution support and enhanced graphics.

    For worried owners of the current PS4, House adds 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." The two consoles will be different, but he assured that it will only require a "small but manageable" amount of extra work to develop games for both.

    It has been expected that Microsoft has something up their sleeve for E3, such as a similar project of theirs named Scorpio, and also a Xbox One Slim. Whether or not these will actually be presented, or even mentioned, remains to be seen. But there's no secret that hardware news from the two console giants are both welcome and highly anticipated. If they want to stay in the race and not lose ground to the big machine that is PC gaming, they have to keep evolving. We are past the time where a console can survive for 10 years without an upgrade. I'm sure both companies will touch upon their plans for the future during the next few days, so we'll just have to be patient.

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  1. Omegle
    soo pay an extra $1000 to get upscaled 4k? nice
  2. 3xTiNcT
    It would be smart to wait so they can see what other companies are up too.
  3. XeXLosSantos
    So now that Xbox One will be coming out with a 4K console before PS4 does, all the PS4 fanboys coming over to Xbox One?
    1. Razor sean
      Nope. And we don't even know the release date for the PS4K so I don't know how you can assume the 'Scorpio' will come out before the PS4K.
  4. ZacOnCrac
    Hopefully in time for (and optimized for) the PS4K..
    Means the console people can enjoy it at a constant 60fps on 240p or so
  5. GH0ST_OP
    Hopefully M$ takes note and has something up their sleeves at E3! I'm hoping these next consoles have at least the performance of a gtx 970. If so i'll gladly upgrade!
  6. NO GOD
    It's about time console makers started putting out different versions with varying performance and prices.
    1. denz
      Doesn't that defeat the point of a console, for developers to make games for one/two sets of hardware?
    2. NO GOD
      Yes and no. Appeasing the consumer is more important than the developer. Plus keeping the hardware similar and just creating two presets, one for high res/fps and one for low res/fps would probably be worth it in sales.
  7. Mook
    I can't wait to play 4k on my 720p LG from 2011! But seriously, I'm glad they're making steps. Hopefully we'll have an option to plug in new graphics cards, or even better processors. Even if proprietary.
    1. GH0ST_OP
      Lol you can get a 1080p monitor/tv for like $100! Get with the times! (:

      But that'd be sweet if the neo/scorpio allows further upgrades!
    2. Mook
      @Ghost_OP I know man! My next purchase is a 1080p monitor for my PC. 720 is good enough for console gaming. But I doubt it will allow for upgrades, even though it's a nice thing to think about.
  8. Feyfolken
    !!!!!!!!!! Sparfire wrote an article!! Homepage worthy topic!!!!

    It's about time they confirm it. Maybe they were waiting on Nvidia and AMD to make a move with their next line of cards. With AMD's new cards being so affordable, they'll probably be including them in their upgrade. I doubt that it will be supporting 4K resolution, but 2K is definitely doable.
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    1. televisedfool
      If the leaked specs are true, Eurogamer did a good review on the capability of the hardware and while it would be able to output a 4k resolution it would not be native 4k.

      It's going to be AMDs new Polaris family.
  9. Aydind
    That PS4 looks sick.
    1. Sparfire
      It's just an image from one of Sony's earlier E3 stands. Not any official NEO images to find, unfortunately.
    2. Aydind
      Still looks sick lmao.
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  10. XSTREAMSHOOTER
    Might as well bundle that with a 4K tv, let alone those are expensive
    1. Jacob Frye
      if you play ps4 on 4k tv it looks beautiful, I don't see the point in buying ps4k if ps4 does the same thing.