The recent spate of rumors surrounding an updated version of the Playstation 4 are true, according to Sony chief executive Andrew House. In a recent interview, House confirmed the Playstation “Neo” will have a faster processor, 4K resolution support, and much better graphics. According to House, the Neo is “intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4,” and that both consoles will be sold throughout the current generation’s life cycle.
Despite this, Sony does not intend to announce details of the Neo at next week’s E3. The reason why isn’t clear; leaked details make it seem that Sony originally intended to announce the Neo, but it’s possible that rumors of Microsoft’s Xbox One “Scorpio” spooked them. It’s also possible that Sony didn’t want to compete with Microsoft on a mid-lifecycle launch announcement.
A recent announcement from Polygon states the “Scorpio” will have 6 teraflops of performance, compared to the Neo’s reported 4.14. Sony may be taking a step back and investigating the rumors for themselves and potentially improving hardware in order to better compete. Regardless of the reason, the upcoming E3 is sure to bring a lot of information on the future of both Xbox One and Playstation.