Andrew House, president and global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has confirmed the existence of the PS4 “Neo” to the Financial Times. House has also confirmed that the “high-end PS4” would be more expensive than the current $350 version.
“It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4,” he said. “We will be selling both [versions] through the life cycle.”
Sony is still developing the upgraded PS4 console, currently codenamed “Neo”. The new version will offer ultra-high definition 4K resolution and richer graphics. The console won’t be making an appearance at E3 next week, and there is no release date or price currently set.
“We want to ensure we have a full range of the best experiences on the new system that we can showcase in their entirety,” he said.
House also attempted to address concerns that the new console will cause fragmentation and interoperability problems between the old and new PS4 hardware.
“All games will support the standard PS4 and we anticipate all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4,” he said.
However, developers will have a bit more work ahead of them to support both consoles. According to House, developers should also see a “seamless” experience between the two versions, requiring a “small but manageable” amount of extra work when creating a game for both.
Both PS4 versions will also support the upcoming PlayStation VR headset, out in October 2016.