After a whirlwind of rumors, speculations and leaks about the release of an upgraded PS4 with 4K support, Sony has finally confirmed the existence of the PlayStation Neo or the PS4.5 as it’s known around the online community.
On Friday June 10, Sony Interactive president Andrew House, told the Financial Times that an upgraded version of the existing PS4 is in the works and that it would come boasting 4K ultra HD resolution, more powerful graphics and heavily improved processing power.
According to House, the upcoming PS4 upgrade ““It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4. We will be selling both [versions] through the life cycle.”
The new PS4 upgrade is code named “Neo” by Sony developers and House stated that he believes it will attract a following of hardcore gamers at first. He also confirmed that the upgraded console will retail for more than what its predecessor costs.
One part of the rumors leading up to this official Sony confirmation that doesn’t share however is the PS Neo’s release date. According to House, gamers will have to wait a little longer than they might like to really get a more detailed look at what will be inside “PS Neo”.
It has also been clarified that the successor console to the current PS4 will offer full support for almost all games which are also supported on the existing PS4 and vice versa. Both consoles will also offer support for the PlayStation VR headset which is expected to be released in October 2016.