Saturday June 11, 2016

How Will The PlayStation 4K Neo And The Original PS4 Co-Exist?

This is largely an industry-first, so many are curious what to expect when there are two versions of the same console on the market. For starters, the same games are expected to work on both consoles and there will be no online segregation.

Sony is being highly conservative about what is - and isn't - allowed when developing for the new PlayStation hardware. Quite clearly, accommodating and not alienating the existing user-base is the primary concern here. There's also the concept of attempting to strengthen the existing ecosystem as opposed to allowing fragmentation. This extends to guidelines on exactly how Neo-exclusive features are communicated on the PlayStation Store. Sony is happy for developers to list them, but explicitly states that developers are under no obligation to up-sell Neo to original PS4 owners.