'PS4.5' report: 4K output, will play good with older console
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The PS4.5 rumors have gotten a bit juicier. The “NEO,” because it’s being referred to internally, options upgraded specs (an eight-core processor operating at 2.1 GHz versus the usual mannequin’s 1.6GHz, a stronger GPU and quicker RAM) and 4K picture output, based on paperwork obtained by Big Bomb. However from the sounds of it, Sony is adamant that the NEO shouldn’t divide the 35 million-plus userbase of the unique PlayStation four. Particularly, meaning the console will use the identical PlayStation Community retailer, similar consumer interface and any purchases made on the bottom system will carry over.
There apparently will not be NEO unique video games or options inside video games, both, nor will there be a separation between when enjoying the system on-line towards people on the usual PS4. Nevertheless, if a recreation provides 4-participant native co-op on PS4 it might double that on the NEO. Greater than that, by this October, each recreation launched for PS4 should help each consoles, with video games launching the month prior requiring a patch to run on the brand new hardware. Nevertheless, builders can launch any NEO-prepared video games nicely earlier than that in the event that they so want, and any earlier recreation might benefit from the stronger internals too. That is as long as the builders launch a patch for the software program.
The beefier specs include a mandate from Sony to builders: Video games operating on the NEO have to “meet or exceed” the body fee of the sport when it ran on the usual PS4 hardware. Pricing is unknown, however the potential for this releasing for $four hundred whereas the bottom mannequin lastly will get a worth reduce to match the Xbox One does not appear too far fetched.