Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House has confirmed that the much-rumored upgraded PS4, popularly referred to as NEO, is real.
In an interview with the Financial Times, House revealed that a high-end PS4 is in the works. It won’t be replacing the current PS4, but will instead be sold alongside it at a higher price point throughout the console cycle. Rumors have pointed to the system supporting 4K and featuring CPU, GPU, and RAM upgrades for better graphics quality and performance on both new and supported previous PS4 titles.
House’s comments point toward the NEO being marketed toward the enthusiast niche market. All future PS4 games will continue to support the standard system and a vast majority will also feature upgrades for the NEO.
House would not confirm a release date, price, or technical specs. He did, however, rule out an unveiling at next week’s E3 press conference. Previous rumors suggested a release this fiscal year, so with E3 out of the way, perhaps we’ll see a reveal at Gamescom – or a special Sony event.
Source: The Financial Times