Sony has just officially announced what has been rumored for some time, a new 4k enabled version of the PS4 which is going to be called the Playstation 4 Neo. Unfortunately, it wont be at this year’s E3 gaming expo.
“It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4,” Sony Interactive Entertainment president and global CEO Andrew House told the Financial Times. “We will be selling both versions through the [PS4] life cycle.”
Sony’s House said that the PS4 Neo will feature ultra-high definition 4K resolution and richer graphics, and will be priced higher than the current PS4. He also confirmed that there won’t be a problem between regular and PS4 Neo versions of PlayStation 4 games. He also teased the additional hardware upgrades, saying:
“The consumer is attuned to a different cadence of innovation in technology thanks in great part for the upgrades cadence on mobile phones or PCs. We want to ensure we have a full range of the best experiences on the new system that we can showcase in their entirety.”
This seems like a bad idea to me, such as when Nintendo created the NEW 3DS to work alongside the current normal 3DS’es. You just end up fragmenting your audience. But we’ll see if 4k support is enough to make this a worthwhile purchase.