Thanks to a French video games distributor, we have another rumor to pile onto the speculation that’s running rampant with whatever Sony might be doing for the PlayStation 4’s mid-cycle refresh. This one’s been called the PS4K, PS4.5 and, most recently, the PlayStation 4 Neo. We’re running with that moniker as it’s sort of the one cited in the report.
The word comes from French video games distributor Innelec Multimedia’s most recent financial report report. That report indicates that, as Videogamer has the translation, the “evolution” of the PlayStation 4 will arrive during the first have of the distributor’s 2016-2017 fiscal year. That runs from April 2016 until March 2017, and the first half ends in September.
Innelec refers to this “evolution” as the Neo 4K, to make things even more confusing.
All of this makes sense on a larger scale, too. PlayStation VR is set to launch in October of this year, so, if the PlayStation 4 Neo is really set to make the system more powerful, the console totally should launch in time for the virtual reality add-on.
We’ll have more on the PlayStation 4 Neo, or whatever it’s slated to be called, as it comes.