Rumors began circulating recently that Sony will publicly reveal the PlayStation 4 Neo at a special technology event in New York City on September 7th. This information was first leaked by an alleged Sony insider, and now it appears that several prominent members of the press and technology industry have received invitations to such an event in the last couple of days.
We now know, then, that the PlayStation 4 Neo will soon be revealed, but the question is: “What can we expect from the latest PlayStation?” While information on the console has been scarce so far, here are a few things you should expect to see from the Neo:
A Significant Advancement in Technology
When Microsoft released the Xbox One S recently, they did so out of a desire to improve the system’s slumping sales and to fix some design flaws present in the original Xbox One. Sony, meanwhile, has considerably less ground to cover in that respect. The PlayStation 4 is already dominating the console sales charts and its base model is more powerful than the Xbox One.
However, recent reports suggest that Sony is going to be pulling out all stops with the PlayStation 4 Neo so far as system specs go. If indeed the PlayStation 4 Neo is going to sport a 2.1GHZ octa-core processor as the rumors say it will, then it’s going to quite simply be the most powerful gaming console ever released. 4K gaming and 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray will be no problem for this machine.
A High Price Tag
Sony took a bit of a hit with the PlayStation 4’s price point in order to get the console into as many homes as possible. Now that they’ve done that, and considering that the company is bleeding money elsewhere, you can expect that the PlayStation 4 Neo is going to be much more expensive than the One S and PlayStation 4 in order to make up for lost revenue.
How expensive? That’s tough to say. $499 seems like it would be the absolute ceiling unless the Neo turns out to be something truly special. $449 seems more likely if that’s not the case
No Exclusive Games
Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 4 Neo will not have any exclusive games. This is simply an improved version of the PlayStation 4 and current system owners will not miss out on any games if they don’t upgrade.
A Slightly Smaller and Much More Quiet System
The PlayStation 4 is not nearly as big as the Xbox One, so you shouldn’t expect to see the same size reduction the One S enjoyed. However, a slight size reduction or redesign does seem likely.
Additionally, expect the Neo to be a much more quiet system as the PS4’s current fans do run very loudly if the system has been on for some time.