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Sony Working on Updated PS4

Sony Working on Updated PS4
Sony Working on Updated PS4

Sony is working on a new, higher-powered version of the PlayStation 4 console, but it will not be unveiled at the E3 gaming convention that begins on Monday.

Andrew House, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, told FT that the new console, which is believed to be codenamed “Neo”, will “sit alongside and complement” the current generation PlayStation 4, the Press Association reports.

“The new console will support games in 4K definition for the first time,” House said, though a price and release date were not disclosed.

On Monday, Sony will be among a host of the largest names in videogaming who will hold showcase events in Los Angeles as part of the opening of E3, the huge video games convention that runs until Thursday.

The latest installment in popular war-based shooting series Call of Duty will be among the titles featuring at the event, while Microsoft is also expected to announce a new, slimmer version of the Xbox One console.

Following the press conferences, around 50,000 visitors will descend on the Los Angeles Convention Center for three days of hands-on time with the newest games.

Virtual reality is also expected to feature heavily during the convention, with Sony expected to give more details on their PlayStation VR system that will launch later this year and is set to be the first high-end virtual reality system not to require a gaming laptop in order to run, instead plugging into the PS4 console.

There have also been reports that Microsoft may announce a partnership with the Facebook-owned Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.