It has been rumoured for some time that Sony is preparing to release a new version of its hugely popular next-generation PlayStation 4 console with the rumoured PlayStation 4 .5 that will provide high performance and tailored for virtual reality applications when compared to the already available PlayStation 4.
This week details about a new PlayStation 4 codenamed NEO have been released by the Giant Bomb website revealing that the new system will retail for around $400 and will provide a faster CPU, faster memory and improved GPU
The details have been leaked thanks to a new document created by Sony for developers that explained all new games must incorporate a ‘Base Mode’ and ‘NEO Mode’. The Giant Bomb website reads :
The NEO will feature a higher clock speed than the original PS4, an improved GPU, and higher bandwidth on the memory. The documents we’ve received note that the HDD in the NEO is the same as that in the original PlayStation 4, but it’s not clear if that means in terms of capacity or connection speed.
Games running in NEO mode will be able to use the hardware upgrades (and an additional 512 MiB in the memory budget) to offer increased and more stable frame rate and higher visual fidelity, at least when those games run at 1080p on HDTVs. The NEO will also support 4K image output, but games themselves are not required to be 4K native.
The NEO will not supplant the current PS4, but will exist alongside of it and use the same user environment. The PS4 and NEO will use the same PSN store, connect to the same online communities, and offer the same user experience, so expect to see the same cross media bar that you’re used to. Players will be able to retain all of the purchases they made on the PS4.
For more information on the new NEO PlayStation jump over to the Giant Bomb website for details via the link below.
Source: Giant Bomb