Talks about a major upgrade on Sony’s next-gen console, the PS4, have been circulating online as of late. Aptly called the PS4.5 Neo, the supposed upgrade boasts of noteworthy improvements that will heighten any gaming experience.
As good as it sounds, not everyone is impressed with Sony’s move. According to a report from Playstation Lifestyle, some game developers are wary of supporting the upgrade since it requires added work from their end.
“A trusted source tells me most developers are not happy with PS4.5, and having to develop around it,” Kinda Funny Co-Founder Colin Moriarty said in a Twitter post. “Extra cost, planning, other nonsense.”
The same report continued to claim that new PS4 games that will be released in October will have two modes- a base mode and a Neo mode that will be compatible with the PS4.5 upgrades. This somehow gives the gaming community an idea that the PS4.5 Neo release date is very likely to get the green light for release before October.
Sony has yet to issue any official statement as of writing.
Eurogamer was one of the first ones to report on the alleged PS4 upgrade. The site also questioned Sony’s move on “calling time” on the PS4. However, it also shed light on the direction the tech company wanted to take in line with Microsoft’s move to continuously innovate.
“We see on other platforms whether it be mobile or PC that you get a continuous innovation that you rarely see on console,” Microsoft Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer said recently. “Consoles lock the hardware and the software platforms together at the beginning of the generation.”
“Then you ride the generation out for seven or so years, while other ecosystems are getting better, faster, stronger,” he added. “And then you wait for the next big step function.”