Developer Says PS4 Neo Could Launch Before Thanksgiving, Specs Might Be Bumped Up


A new whirlwind of PS4 Neo rumors breezed through today. Just a few hours ago, we reported via Gameblog.fr that the enhanced version of Sony's latest console could be unveiled at a dedicated event taking place in New York City, on September 7th.

Earlier rumors indicated Tokyo Game Show as a possible venue for the reveal, but then again the PlayStation 4 itself was announced to the world in the same fashion. VICE Gaming just confirmed the report by French site Gameblog, but there's more: a game developer shared some tidbits on the popular Neogaf board.

User KennyLinder (who is a former Sony employee and also the first one to share that The Last Guardian was moved from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4) confirmed that the date seems plausible as his studio is due to receive final development kits around that time.

He then added in the same forum thread that the system specifications weren't final until recently and they might have been bumped up, particularly for the amount of RAM, since some first party studios were apparently asking for more. The specs we got from the leaked document are as follows:

  • CPU: Jaguar, 8 cores@2.1 Ghz
  • GPU: 36 Compute Units at 911 Mhz
  • RAM: 8GB GDR5 at 218 GB/s

Finally, he stated that he believes PS4 Neo will launch in November, since they were told the new console will be available to customers before Thanksgiving; this year's date is November 24.

Considering that the leaked document mentioned that all PlayStation 4 titles released in October 2016 or later should support the PS4 Neo as well as the basic version, this makes perfect sense

That's certainly earlier than we expected and while Sony might be able to increase Neo's specifications a little, Microsoft could very well do the same with over a year before the projected launch date for Xbox One Scorpio.

Of course, for the moment being this is just a rumor and should be treated as such. Still, if the September 7th date is correct then we'll know all about PS4 Neo in less than a month from now; stay tuned.