PS4K Neo vs Xbox Scorpio: Is Sony Scared
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Sony confirmed at E3 2016 that it’s working on a high-end PS4, commonly referred to as the PS4K or Neo. However, it stopped short of showing the upgraded format on its press conference stage. Microsoft, meanwhile, outlined its plans to release Project Scorpio at the end of its briefing – despite it not being ready until 2017. Have the high-specs of the new Xbox left PlayStation running scared – or is it the other way around?
Microsoft jumped feet first into the iterative hardware space at E3 2016, announcing Project Scorpio for… Well, the end of 2017! Sony, on the other hand, opted to keep the PlayStation 4K closer to its chest, confirming that it is working on an upgraded console, but refusing to share specifics until the platform is officially announced – presumably later in the year.
This has led to some baseless speculation from key industry personalities that the platform holder’s returned to the drawing board – a dramatically improved GPU over double the specifications of the existing PS4 apparently not good enough to keep up with what Microsoft’s got in the pipeline. But we reckon that’s complete and utter nonsense – and here’s why.
While the story goes that Sony is running scared of Scorpio, we actually think that Microsoft accelerated its plans in response to being caught cold by the Japanese giant’s upgraded console. The PlayStation maker’s requesting Neo versions of PS4 software to start shipping this October, suggesting that the system will launch later this year.