Earlier this year rumors started swirling, and the gaming world was abuzz because Sony was reportedly working on a new PlayStation 4 model. A few months later those rumors, which had become very specific in the meantime, were confirmed by the company, thoughwithout many details. Now, a bung of seemingly legitimate internal documents from Sony have leaked, detailing the Sony PlayStation 4 Neo’s specs and market approach.
A 42-page document was published online recently, seemingly taken from inside Sony. The document explains in great detail how Sony views the PS4 Neo and its role in the market. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything new or surprising here, though the document does go into many technical aspects. It looks very much that these documents were the basis for previous accurate leaks and rumors.
The PlayStation 4 Neo is designed as high-end version of Sony’s console, aimed at those with 4K TVs and looking to get the best graphics quality out of their console gaming. The Neo is also designed to play nice with Sony’s VR efforts. Sony reiterates in these documents how the Neo may bring benefits even to those sporting 1080p displays, by providing higher quality graphics and better framerates.
The company also states, once again, that all existing titles will work on Neo without any modifications, though developers are free to implement native support for Neo’s capabilities with “forward compatibility”. In other words, if the developer wants to have better graphics on the Neo they can implement that via a patch.
The leaked documents also mention different prototype Neo models with the one feature production specs having become available sometime this Spring. These models will see their support sunset in Spring 2017 though final production models destined for users are noted as being “TBD” – as in their release window hasn’t been decided yet, though mass production might start by early 2017.
You can take a look at the full document by hitting up the source link below. As mentioned, all this information seems to be legitimate albeit somewhat dated.