Developers aren't too happy with the the PS4 Neo (PS4k or PS4.5), if Kinda Funny Vids founder, Colin Moriarty, is to be believed.
Moriarty took to twitter to share that a "trusted source" told him that most developers aren't too fond of Sony's upgraded PS4 'Neo' console. According to his source, developers aren't happy with having to develop around it, and are faced with extra costs, additional planning, and other "nonsense".
A trusted source tells me most developers are not happy with PS4.5, and having to develop around it. Extra cost, planning, other nonsense.
— Colin Moriarty (@notaxation) April 19, 2016
While Sony's reasoning for an upgraded PS4 remains unclear, Playstation VR might well be one of the main reasons to introduce the 'Neo'. Moriarty seems to be believe that this is indeed the case as well.
@RalphLoren I'm not sure that's the only reason -- time will tell -- but I do think PSVR was a major impetus behind the new console.
— Colin Moriarty (@notaxation) April 20, 2016
Sony hasn't officially talked about its upgraded PS4, but website Giantbomb reported some interesting facts about the 'Neo' recently. If the information provided by Giantbomb is legit, Sony will be more than doubling the amount of horsepower available to developers in the upgraded version – something completely in-line with their plans to push PSVR and 4K content. Check out a comparison between the original PS4 and its upgraded counterpart down below.
Playstation NEO Technical Specifications
Sony's upgraded console might well be the reason that Guerrilla's Horizon: Zero Dawn is possibly getting delayed into 2017 - to make use of the extra horsepower. We'll update when we learn more.