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Sony Confirms PlayStation 4.5 Is Coming, Won’t Be At E3

"High end" console officially in the works.

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After being fairly tight-lipped after tons of rumors continued to reveal the fact that Sony was working on a newer, high-end model of the PS4, the company has finally acknowledged that they are creating a more powerful version of the PlayStation 4.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Sony’s president and CEO Andrew House told the company that a “high-end” PS4 is coming, and will be more expensive than the current $350 console. According to him, the console is specifically designed for hardcore gamers, and just as rumors had speculated, the console will indeed support 4K TVs. One would also have to assume that the console will be a much better place to play virtual reality games on the upcoming PSVR. House mentioned that the PS4.5 (codenamed “Neo) was designed to “sit alongside and complement” the original PS4, and that Sony would be selling both versions through the consoles life cycle.

For those wanting a bit more news, perhaps even some specs on the system, you might be waiting a little while longer. House stated that while the system is indeed in development, there are no plans to debut it at the upcoming E3 expo this week. The CEO added that the company wanted to make sure there were a full range of experiences to show off before they do. For those worried though, House confirmed that “all games will support the standard PS4”, so there’s no need to make the switch if you don’t feel comfortable doing so.

Sadly, no news on any release date or a price point, although many past rumors have pegged the console to be in the $399 range.

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