Sony May Reveal Playstation Neo On September 7
Kotaku was just sent invitations by Sony to something called the Playstation Meeting, set for September 7th at 3pm in New York City. It's safe to assume this will finally be the big reveal of the Playstation 4.5 console we've heard so much about for the last year.
If you haven't heard, both Sony and Microsoft have been racing to compete with the mobile and PC gaming market by instilling a new upgrade system to take place mid-console generation, instead of waiting the typical six to seven years before releasing the next console. The promise behind the mid-generation upgrade would be a faster, more powerful console, through hardware upgrades such as the processor, memory (RAM), and graphics processor unit (GPU).
There's been major disappointment thus far with the current generations of consoles, hardware-wise, as games have been released near unplayable with framerates dipping into the twenties (Witcher 3, Fallout 4) and some with ridiculously long load times (Bloodborne) that ended up sacrificing graphical fidelity for speed. With the new upgrade system, Sony and Microsoft hope to lessen these issues and provide a better user experience to the audience. Microsoft already announced their new console coming November 2017, codenamed "Scorpio," and now we're awaiting Sony to follow suit.
Side note: I love my PS4, but my fan is obnoxiously loud when playing powerhouse games like Uncharted or Witcher. I checked in with other gamers and they're experiencing the same problem so I definitely would not mind upgrading if this issue's resolved.