Recently, we heard that Sony was working on upgraded the version of the PS4. And now, Giant Bomb is reporting new details and specifications of the new PS4.
The upgrade ps4 goes by the codename “NEO”, compared with the original PS4, this one comes with a higher clock speed, an improved GPU, and faster memory. The hard drive in the NEO is the same as the current PS4, but it has not been confirmed if that refers to the same capacity or read speed.
There will be two types of PS4 games available–one will run on the original PS4 and one that will run on the upgraded console. Starting in October, every single PS4 game will be required to have a “base mode”, which works on current PS4, and a “NEO mode” for use on the new console. The NEO mode will able to use the hardware upgrades to increase and stabilize frame rates, while also offering higher resolutions. 4K output will be supported, but games won’t be required to run at 4K resolution.
Despite the upgrades, the NEO will not replace the current PS4 and will instead exist alongside it. There will be no Neo-only games and Sony will not let developers separate Neo users from those playing on original PS4–that also means the PS4 and NEO will share the same PSN store, user interface, online communities and user experience. This includes peripheral support, which means it won’t offer exclusive VR modes, either.
Although the report says all games will need to support both the NEO and current PS4 in October, the new console might not actually out in that month.
We will update the article when we get more reliable information. By the way, our new shells for upcoming NEO will coming soon.