The existence of a new, 4K capable PlayStation 4 console by Sony which is codenamed as Playstation 4 Neo was finally confirmed by Sony’s president a few days before the E3 2016. The development of an upgraded console by the company was rumored for a few months ago.
PlayStation 4 Neo: Sony explains why the console was not revealed at E3 2016
Although the company confirmed its existence, but Sony also decided not to reveal the PlayStation 4 Neo during E3 event which was held last month which left many of us in curiosity regarding the factors because of which the company decided not to reveal the console, its features, specifications, pricing etc.
Anyhow, the company decided to issue a statement of clarification and uncover the reasons due to which it delayed new console’s reveal. Sony’s European boss of PlayStation, Jim Ryan while discussing with the Gamereactor highlighted time management as one of the main reasons behind the cause. Here’s what he said;
Two reasons, first of all, like I said, we need to keep these things to a manageable time. We had all these games and we really wanted to focus on the games coming in 2016 and 2017 and beyond on PS4 and PlayStation VR. We didn’t want to dilute it or distract it by hardware related announcements.
But more importantly, we feel it’s important that when you make this sort of announcement that you don’t just trod off a list of specifications and this and that, but that you actually demonstrate what a device like Neo is capable of. And when we have the gaming applications to do that, then we’ll be ready and then we’ll show it.
Meanwhile, Sony’s rival, Microsoft is also working on an upgraded, 4K capable console, codenamed as Project Scorpio, which was also revealed during the expo last month.
Microsoft claims it as the ‘most powerful console ever built’ and plans to launch the console next year, so it can be said that both the consoles will be released during a similar time period and will be competing head to head against each other.