A report earlier this 12 months claiming that every one PlayStation four video games operating in ‘Neo Mode’ on the brand new should play at 1080p or increased,
Talking with Time, Layden defined that PS4 video games will proceed to work on each fashions, however video games on Neo will look higher:
With this transfer in the direction of a high-end PS4, it’s to not bifurcate the market. We’re not creating haves and have-nots. There’s solely going to be one sport on sale, and it’ll play on each [consoles]. You’ll have the identical expertise, however one will probably be delivered at the next decision, with an enhanced graphical expertise, however every part else goes to be precisely as you’d count on.
With the announcement of Microsoft’s Undertaking Scorpio at E3 2016, Layden stated these mid-generation revisions are good for gaming, however they’re each in uncharted territory:
What’s good for video gaming is sweet for PlayStation. We’re seeing apparently Microsoft taking an identical course to ours, which is to innovate throughout the life cycle of the console. It’s nothing that’s ever been executed earlier than, so there isn’t a highway map to how to do this. Each corporations are looking for the correct strategy to convey that to builders, to convey it to market, to speak about it. However seemingly they’re doing related issues to what we wish to do, which is to convey extra energy to builders, to convey extra weapons for them to create video games with, to create an enhanced expertise. Once more I believe it’s good for gaming, so it’s good for us.
Layden additionally agreed with Xbox’s Phil Spencer that these new machines don’t imply we’ll be getting a brand new console each two years.
Mentioning that they aren’t “making an attempt to incite any fanboy wars round this,” Layden stated he and Spencer are good buddies. “I believe the connection proper now between PlayStation and Xbox could be very respectful, very civil. Phil Spencer, I wish to say he’s pal of mine, we each speak quite a bit. He’s been very supportive of the issues we’re doing right here, and we return the identical respect,” he stated.
In accordance with a earlier remark from Sony’s Andrew Home, video games developed for PS4 Neo would require a small however manageable additional quantity of labor.