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E3 2016 – Sony explains the PlayStation4 Neo no-show

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Microsoft showed off two of its upcoming console revision at E3 this week; the Xbox One S, a slimmer and sleeker version of its existing console, and its more forward-thinking, future console, called Project Scorpio.

That latter machine is really, really powerful – with Microsoft touting 6 teraflops of raw computing performance. It’s made for 4K gaming and VR and according to those who have inside information on Sony’s own rejiggered console, The PlayStation 4 Neo, is up to 40% faster than the new PlayStation. In the spec war, it may seem that Microsoft is winning. Mindshare too, as Sony’s PS4 Neo was conspicuously absent from E3.

Why?

According to Sony’s Jim Ryan, it’s because the company wanted to tell a story about games, and leave hardware for a later date.

“We had such a strong and, I’d say, pure story about games,” Ryan said. “I think it is a legitimate comment – about only just getting going on the games side of things on PS4. I think that needed to be addressed and by focusing exclusively on the games last night, hopefully we have laid that to bogey to rest.

“We did disclose some high level principles … for the thing we call codename Neo. In terms of the very public articulation of it on a stage, we really want to be ready and be able to demonstrate it properly and all of that. So we will do that when we are ready, when we can show it properly.”

We will know more, I guess, when Sony does decide it’s time to show off its new hardware. For what it’s worth, Sony says every game shown at E3 is running on regular old PlayStation 4 hardware.

Last Updated: June 16, 2016

9 Comments

  1. The Order of the Banana

    June 16, 2016 at 10:03

    Glorious Overlord Sony, you don’t need to explain yourself to the dirty peasants. The Neo will be shown when it needs to be seen by the dirty unwashed masses.

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    • RinceThis

      June 16, 2016 at 10:24

      Still it’s a bit of a NEOshow eh? EH!?

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  2. It should be about the games

    June 16, 2016 at 10:11

    I’m not surprised they didn’t show it after the announcement of Scorpio. It would make their system look weak by comparison. Sony are good strategists and will wait for the buzz and speculations to die down before talking about Neo. It’s also possible that they are waiting to be able to show games running on it too which is something MS should have done btw. E3 2017 will be a good one for people both sides of the fence I reckon.

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  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 16, 2016 at 10:22

    Sony is smart. They always seem to go last at E3. Why? So they can see what MS is doing and either counter it or hold off till they have something better. Besides. There were so many new game announcements I honestly didn’t mind. Especially since everything was running on the PS4 as is. Even the VR sent cold chills down my wallets spine.

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    • CiNiMoD

      June 17, 2016 at 08:56

      Nah, there is no way in hell they would have time to change their presentation after they had seen Microsoft’s. It was only a couple of hours before they had their presentation. They spend months working on these and are set in stone way before.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 17, 2016 at 09:13

        Exactly, they spent months on their presentation. They could’ve had a plan A and plan B prepared

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        • CiNiMoD

          June 17, 2016 at 16:27

          Maybe, but I doubt it. That just adds to the chance that things go wrong. These guys are generally pretty cautious. That being said, it may well be the case…

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  4. HvR

    June 16, 2016 at 21:38

    • The Order of the Banana

      June 17, 2016 at 19:46

      First to 12 FLOPS win!!

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