More Powerful PS4 Neo Will Launch This Year - Report

Sony's new and improved console could debut a year before Microsoft's Project Scorpio.

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According to a new report, Sony's more powerful PlayStation 4, Neo, will launch before the end of 2016. That means it would arrive well ahead of Microsoft's Project Scorpio.

"Several sources have indicated" this information to Eurogamer's Richard Leadbetter. "If that is the case, it'll be interesting to see how developers utilize its resources, and whether 4K really is the focus. And we can be equally as sure that Microsoft will be watching just as intently as it gears up for its own next-gen roll-out," the report said.

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Sony's Andrew House confirmed Neo just days before E3, at the time also mentioning that it would not be discussed at the event. For its part, Microsoft announced Project Scorpio during its briefing, a system the company describes as "the most powerful console ever made."

Scorpio, which features 6 teraflops of performance, is scheduled to come out in holiday 2017. Pricing has not been announced for the Neo or Scorpio; in both cases, the games that work on PS4 and Xbox One today will also be supported on the new systems.

If Neo is indeed coming out this year, some possible, but not confirmed, venues for Neo's official announcement might include Gamescom, Tokyo Game Show, or Paris Games Week. It might also be that Sony hosts a dedicated event for the unveiling, as it did for the PS4.

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I'd be happy to wait while they make the PlayStation 4K/Neo match or better the Xbox Scorpio

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@GH05T-666: Not going to happen, deals have been done and Sony and other companies involved like AMD would have already spent millions on R&D and production costs. The specs for Sony are already set its just a matter of whether the leaked specs are actually correct, which it is looking like they are.

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@GH05T-666: never going to happen.

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I had already planned for this. I bought a PC. Depending on exclusives, I may get these consoles in the future, but I'm skipping the Neo if it comes out this year.

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@UnrealPro: No logic there, there are no PC's that you can get your PS exclusives on so not sure how having a PC only makes any sense. Your planning is flawed because what does Neo launching this year have to do with anything at all? Regardless of the power of the system it will still games on it found absolutely no where else, that is fact.

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@SavageEvil: There's plenty of logic. I invested in X1 and PS4 at launch and 2.5 years later they're already being replaced. I'm tired of being shafted by these companies. There's a lot of games out for PC you can't get on consoles. Arma, Company of Heroes, the new Quake. Multiplatforms look and play better on PC. Multiplayer is free except for subscription MMOs. PC has a lot more customizability and modding ability. You can upgrade parts and not the whole unit. You're not dropping $110 a year to subscribe to 2 services and paying a lot more for games in the long run. I already have several hundred PC games and maybe around 50+ games for each console thanks to Steam, Origin, and GOG sales.

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@UnrealPro: When Microsoft launches it will be 4yrs. Just like how it always been (4 to 5yrs before the next console). I don't know how old some of you are but my first system was the NES. Between the NES and SNES it was 4/5 years before they launched their next system, and so on.Same for Sega, as well as Sony and Microsoft. The Xbox360 launched 4yrs after the original Xbox. What happened last gen was a first and a cancer. I guarantee it will never be a generation that long. Now people are too young to remember how it use to be, or are just spoiled by how long last gen lasted. This is why the systems launched unpowered, because we sat on tech from 2006 for 8/9yrs while PC was leaving consoles in the dust. Everyone was talking about how these systems are underpowered, even at launch. Now they're listening and trying to give us more power and everyone's complaining, lol. (And I'm not talking about you personally, I'm just saying in general). Idk man.

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@SavageEvil: He just bought his PC. Maybe he doesn't have money left for the Neo ? Just maybe ?

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@cyanak: That's a lofty assumption coming from someone who doesn't even know the price of the Neo.

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@UnrealPro: It's not about knowing its price, it's about the fact that not everybody can afford whatever they want. By buying a good PC, he may have spent all his spared money, and cannot afford to buy a console anytime soon, may it be a Neo or a simple PS4.

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Excited to see how this shakes out!

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Anyone expecting a 4K "gaming" experience of anything beyond Indie/Indie-like titles needs re-adjust their expectations very quickly.

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@beantownsean: why would they remake a system just to watch 4k content. I could've sworn I heard them say it's gonna be 4k games or maybe I was dreaming

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@jomac3db1:

constant 30fps @ 4k without dynamic resolution should be expected (worst case, some dynamic resolution options)

constant 60fps @ 4k without dynamic resolution is daydreaming, especially for AAA titles.

The only possible way to achieve constant 60fps @4k with leaked spec is that the games will be designed for PS3/XB1 and just scaled to 4k (meaning almost no improvement in graphic fidelity, just the resolution).

I would like to be surprised with heavy optimizations and them being able to run games at 60fps with more details. But i doubt that will happen. Maybe on few games where devs have the resources...
But i think expecting that on all games is only a fool's hope.

Still even with only resolution being upped, it can look and feel better, and there will be less need to use antialiasing. It's a much better representative of the current console gen then what we got 2.5 years ago.

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@noirtenshin: I would expect 30fps 4k or 60fps full 1080p

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@game_spock: lol, leaked specs not %100 true

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@jomac3db1: You are dreaming. The leaked specs are no where near capable of 4K gaming.

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@game_spock: Why not? Majority of games on PS4 are 1080p/30fps right? So PS4 Neo will only be upping resolution and fps with it's new hardware. There won't be any additional graphic details or features that PC version has or PS4 has not.

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@gagula94: On PC to run a AAA game at 2160p with moderate settings at 30fps you need a $500 gfx card, high/ultra settings at 30fps you are looking at $650+ for a card and to get 60fps with high/ultra settings you are going to have to go with a dual card set-up for $1000+. That is for the graphics card(s) alone before you factor in the cost of the rest of the system. So, if the Neo released this year it will not have the power to run more graphically intense games at 2160p, or it will be priced too high to appeal to the market it is aiming for.

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@gagula94: Because PS4 Neo has to be 4 times more powerful than the original PS4 in order to run the same game at 4K/30fps and the current known specs suggest that the GPU is 2.3 times more powerful alongside a small overclock for the CPU.

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