Rumblings about the upgraded PlayStation 4.5, or PlayStation Neo, are nothing new, dominating much of the internet for months now. When Sony didn’t announce or show off the updated hardware at E3 however, many assumed it was quite a ways off. As it turns out, that might not be the case.

According to Eurogamer’s Richard Leadbetter, “Several sources have indicated… that PlayStation Neo launches this year, despite its E3 no-show.”

This comes after Sony’s Andrew House confirmed earlier this month that the upgraded console does in fact exist, saying it is “intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4.” Explaining further he said, “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.”

This is very similar to Microsoft’s approach to the Xbox Scorpio. Officially announcing the upgraded console at E3, the console will feature 8 cores, 320Gb memory bandwidth, and 6 teraflops of performance, meant to allow 4K gaming. Scorpio is not set to release until 2017 though.

Instead, the Xbox One S will launch in August, sporting a new white design and the ability to output 4K video.

As we learn more about PlayStation Neo, you’ll find it all right here on Gamespresso.

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