In an interview with Gameswelt at E3, Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida said that you won’t have to worry about the PS4 Neo shortening the PlayStation 4’s lifecycle.
When asked if the regular console cycle of five to six years would maybe come to an end, and hardware might instead progress in smaller steps, Yoshida replied:
No. PS4 is PS4. New high-end PS4 is still PS4, so the lifecycle is not going to be shorter.
Prior to this comment, Yoshida said, “We are not talking about [the] new high-end PS4 that we are working on. When we have enough information we will talk about it.”
Yoshida also touched on Microsoft’s Project Scorpio announcement. “I was surprised,” he said. “I was not expecting them to talk about [it]. So it’s very very super interesting what they are doing.”
As Sony has said previously, all of your PS4 games will continue to work on the standard model after PS4 Neo is released, but games on Neo “will be delivered at a higher resolution, with an enhanced graphical experience, but everything else is going to be exactly as you’d expect.”
According to a report, PS4 Neo will be out later this year.