Both Sony and Microsoft have confirmed that they are working on more powerful versions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but they are yet to confirm precisely when these consoles will be released. One big advantage these consoles will have over existing models is that they will have support for native 4K gaming and the power boost required for an enhanced virtual reality experience. A new report suggests that the 4K PlayStation Neo is going to beat 4K Xbox One to market by coming out later this year.
The report claims that Sony is going to release PlayStation 4 Neo before the end of this year, while Microsoft has already confirmed that its 4K Xbox One codenamed Project Scorpio won’t be released before 2017.
If Sony’s console does arrive first it will give Microsoft plenty of time to see how developers utilize the more powerful console’s resources and whether the focus does remain on 4K gaming.
Sony didn’t talk about PlayStation 4 Neo at E3 2016 so there’s no confirmation from the company yet if this console will be released before the end of 2016. Microsoft did talk about Project Scorpio at E3, calling it the most powerful console it has ever made, and confirming that it won’t be out before the holiday season next year. Both companies are yet to provide an idea of how much these new consoles will cost.
If Sony is to release PS4 Neo this year it could make the announcement at the Tokyo Game Show, Gamescom, or the Paris Games Week. It may also hold a dedicated event for this console like it did for the PlayStation 4 back in 2013.