Sony Confirms It Will Sell A More Powerful PlayStation 4, Codenamed “Neo”

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If you’ve been waiting breathlessly for a new, more powerful version of the PlayStation 4, take a breath, already: it’s coming, but it won’t be arriving quite as soon as some rumors predicted.

The Electronic Entertainment Expo will be kicking off soon, but the new PS4, codenamed “Neo,” won’t be ready to display at the show, Sony president and CEO Andrew House told the Financial Times (via Ars Technica).

“We want to ensure we have a full range of the best experiences on the new system that we can showcase in their entirety,” House explained to the FT.

Neo won’t be a replacement for the standard PS4, House added, but will instead be sold alongside it as an upgraded experience.

“It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4,” he said. “We will be selling both [versions] through the life cycle… 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.”

Ars notes that it’s likely that normal PS4 games would “simply see a graphical upgrade when running on the Neo, perhaps utilizing higher resolution textures and 3D modeling detail.”

As for the price, Sony isn’t putting an exact number on Neo, but House said it will be more expensive than the current PS4’s $350 price tag.

Sony PS4 upgrade to include UltraHD and richer graphics [Financial Times]
Sony confirms “high-end” PS4 Neo, but it wont be at E3 [Ars Technica]