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News Andrew House confirms the PS4 Neo exists, isn't coming to E3

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  1. Dogbert666

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  2. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    So, basically it's a PS4 with upgraded graphics to handle 4k? Who ordered that? I see no mention of VR support, which would have actually been useful.

    My phone autocorrects PS4 to PC :clap:
     
  3. rollo

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    Trusted reviews have confirmed the launch now. Basically Ps4 4k. All games should work with both consoles.

    Would not expect this to be a cheap upgrade.
     
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    Both the PS4 and PS4-neo/whateveritgetscalled will support PSVR. Scaling up the render target resolution to take advantage of any additional GPU power will be nicely trivial (no such thing as 1:1 display on the current crop of VR HMDs, so there's no image quality penalty for non-integer scaling factors).
     
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    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I wonder if this is Sony's way of encouraging people yo buy 4k TVs.
     
  6. Wwhat

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    Sounds like the beefed up PS4 is going to be not too consumer friendly in pricing from what I read between the lines. And if even sony is worried you have to wonder how staggering it's going to be.
     
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    Should be same price as launch PS4 with current PS4 going 'slim' and ~$199. AMD and GloFo are 'cheap'
     
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    Considering how hard 4K TVs prices are in freefall mode they might as well just stop producing any TVs that aren't 4K.
     
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    Exactly this. It challenges the premium segment with Samsung. Every PS has pushed tech to benefit its wider business: DVD in PS2, Blu-ray in PS3.
     
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    I thought it was about their VR headset and future plans in that area, but I suppose it is both.
     
  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    The extra grunt helps for VR... but that's a happy coincidence, this hardware refresh was always gonna be about UHD Blu-Ray/4k video support more than better gaming imo. Games still have to run on the vanilla PS4 after all.
     
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    I seriously doubt that this updated unit will be able to render a 60fps 4K game as well as the current PS4 can render 60FPS 1080p.

    1. To 'do' VR well, Sony needed for grunt - so they needed to give people the option of using a gruntier console.

    2. To support PS4 / 1080p, VR & 4K Sony needs to get developers used to coding a game to render at multiple resolutions. They already do this to a certain extent, but saying "PS4 Neo neo is 100% backwards compatible" is a great thing.

    I think the move by Sony to offer a (hopefully) decent GPU upgrade to an existing console is a HUGE thing that's not to be sniffed at. It'll really help VR, it's really help those with 4K displays...

    ...and it brings console gaming and PC gaming a littler closer in concept.
     
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    VR gives it the up-to-date sales edge because less and less people are buying discs than they used to and premium, big TVs like Bravia are always a niche.

    None of these consoles will render at 4K. They'll output at 4K but do 1080p60 and upscale. Sony needs the Neo to do 1080p90 for its VR.
     
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    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    I really hope that the new Xbox comes out at that price ... I'll take one!
     
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    The .5 TB Xbox One S is up for pre-order at £249 at zavvi... £299 for the 1TB

    I can see the proper 4k Xbox, the 'Scorpio', being a bit pricier. probably similar price to what the XB1 launched at.

    ...and i'm guessing the PS 'Neo' will be the sony side equivalent of the Scorpio, in which case i sit corrected, I was thinking it'd be the PS4 equivalent of the S
     
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    I was expecting the S to be Q4 but it's in time for back to school! Wow, that's pretty nuts.
     
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