The internet is beginning to confirm that the upgraded PS4, dubbed the PS4K by twitter users and more commonly associated with the Sony code-name “Neo,” appears to be on the way. Originally reported by french outlet Gameblog (Source) and later confirmed by Polygon, Sony will host a private event in New York to unveil the new hardware on September 7th. The long-rumored upgraded PS4 hardware was missing at E3 even though Sony CEO Andrew House confirmed its existence the week before in an interview with Financial Times. In the interview, House noted that the Neo hardware will “sit alongside and compliment” the standard PS4 and that “All games will support the standard PS4 and we anticipate all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4.” Leaked info from sources claiming to be developers have stated that all PS4 games will include a “base PS4” mode and a “Neo” mode (Source).
The PS4 is rumored to be able to support 4K TV output, upgraded CPU, GPU, and memory creating a better experience for PlayStation VR and release to the public this fall. It is also worth pointing out that the original PS4 was unveiled at a Sony event in New York City.