It might not have been as game centric as Sony, but Microsoft did have an impressive E3 presentation. Aside from a ton of new IP and two returning franchises ? Halo Wars 2 and Dead Rising 4 ? the company also announced the Xbox One Scorpio. This console is 40% smaller than the regular Xbox One and will supposedly be the most powerful console to date, so the PS4 Neo has some big competition.
Sony actually announced the PS4 Neo before the event started, stating that the enhanced console would not be appearing in E3 this year. This might have been controversial had Sony not impressed audiences with a flurry of impressive games for the PS4 and PlayStation VR.
While Sony may have ?won? E3, it will be interesting to see if they win the console war now that Microsoft has announced the Xbox One Scorpio. This new version of the current-gen console will be incredibly powerful, promising 4K gaming, making it on par with a powerful PC.
Both the PS4 Neo and Xbox One Scorpio currently has no announced price point. Some gamers on Reddit are predicting a $500 price for the Xbox One Scorpio based on the specifications and features they have heard from the device. With Sony?s new console possibly offering the same features, it?s safe to say it will be near Xbox One Scorpio?s price point.
An article from IGN recently compared the specs of the two enhanced consoles and it seems like neither Sony nor Microsoft are messing around. It?s clear that both companies want to have the most powerful console and it?s doubtful that the Nintendo NX can compete in terms of graphical capabilities.
If there?s one good thing about these enhanced consoles, it?s that they won?t be getting any exclusive games. Both Sony and Microsoft have confirmed that all future games will still play on the regular PS4 and Xbox One. They will definitely look better on a PS4 Neo or Xbox One Scorpio though, and that might be enough for some gamers to sell their console and get these enhanced upgrades.
So, how different will games run on Sony?s upcoming 4k-ready console? ?Particularly ? and I should stress this ? in the area of graphic fidelity and games that will essentially play an awful lot prettier than games have previously,? Sony Interactive Entertainment President Andrew House told BBC [via PS LifeStyle] in an interview.
The Xbox One Scorpio is slated for a holiday 2017 release, so the one advantage is has over the PS4 Neo is that fans can expect it soon. The PS4 Neo still has no release date, with Sony only assuring fans that they are working hard on the console and that it will be very powerful.