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View Poll Results: Will Sony change their NEO/PS4K plans because of Scorpio?
No, as is with the rumored specs. 8 61.54%
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Yes, they’ll scrap NEO altogether and go big! 1 7.69%
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Old 06-13-2016, 05:33 PM
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Default Will Sony change their NEO/PS4K plans because of Scorpio?

Project Scorpio

8 Cores
6 TFlops
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WnLvk3wIIk

PS4K / NEO

~> 4TFlops
8 Jaguar Cores at 2.1 GHz
GPU - Improved AMD GCN, 36 CUs at 911 MHz
8 GB GDDR5, 218 GB/s

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/04/...specs-revealed
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Old 06-13-2016, 05:47 PM
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Hard to say, since I don't know their exact plans for Neo to start with. The hardware we probably do know, but what was the price going to be? Launch schedule?

If their plan was to launch it as a slim-like PS4 replacement at the same price or +$50, while knocking OG PS4 down by $50, and do all this in 2016, I see no reason for them not to do it. It'd probably sell well this holiday and further dominate Xbox One, which is kind of in a degraded state until Scorpio launches.

Then they can leapfrog Scorpio in 2018. And so it goes.

Sony's in a position of strength. They don't really have to do anything crazy just to react to something that's coming in 1.5 years.

One thing does seem clear. Looks like it's going to be forever BC for both companies now, and maybe one generation of FC (e.g., PS4<->PS4.5, PS4.5<->PS5).

So something like,

PS5 can play PS4.5 and PS4 games.
PS4 can play PS4.5 games.
PS4.5 can play PS5 games.

P.S. Anyway, I voted they'll stay the course. This does assume the course was 2016 holiday launch of Neo.
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Old 06-13-2016, 05:49 PM
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Nah. As long as they can get it out before Scorpio and beat them on price they'll be fine. It doesn't really matter much because this trend of release upgraded consoles will most likely continue if consumers support them. I'm willing to bet they will.
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I wish there was a "maybe" option but I'll settle for the middle choice
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:54 PM
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Project Scorpio

8 Cores
6 TFlops
"Over" 320GB/s memory bandwidth
4K/VR Gaming
BC and forward compatible
2017

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WnLvk3wIIk

PS4K / NEO

~> 4TFlops
8 Jaguar Cores at 2.1 GHz
GPU - Improved AMD GCN, 36 CUs at 911 MHz
8 GB GDDR5, 218 GB/s

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/04/...specs-revealed
Uhh probably. Leaked specs change all the time. I always suspected that Sony made the Neo just to counter the Xbox's plans.
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:55 PM
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Who knows or cares? Fuck em all! Berserk is coming to PC. E3 was won.
And PS4! and Vita! That tentacle porn is incoming!
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:07 PM
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Depends on when the Neo is targeting release. If it's this year...nope, not much they can do at this point.
If it's next fall, they have some room to upgrade things but probably not a whole lot.
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:25 PM
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Uhh probably. Leaked specs change all the time. I always suspected that Sony made the Neo just to counter the Xbox's plans.
The follow-up rumors to PS4K/NEO were that it was directly based on the RX480 (lower clock speeds though) and that dev kits were already out. Anything other than tinkering with the clock speeds is probably a big change at this point, but I'm just speculating.
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The follow-up rumors to PS4K/NEO were that it was directly based on the RX480 (lower clock speeds though) and that dev kits were already out. Anything other than tinkering with the clock speeds is probably a big change at this point, but I'm just speculating.
You are, shit changes all damn time in the game industry. If it's not out or announced it's subject to change. It's one thing to go backwards, but giving developers more power tends to not be something they complain about.. More since they're probably already pushing the console beyond what it can do.
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