PS4 Neo Not at E3 Due to Game Announcements, PS VR Production Going “Very Well”

Sony didn’t want to dilute its game reveals with hardware announcements.

Posted By | On 08th, Jul. 2016 Under News


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While Microsoft had a strong showing at E3 and announced Project Scorpio on top of everything else, many continue to wonder why Sony confirmed the PS4 Neo’s existence but didn’t show it. Jim Ryan, Sony Europe’s boss of PlayStation, weighed in on the same with GameReactor and noted that the company didn’t want to dilute its presser with hardware announcements.

“Two reasons, first of all, like I said, we need to keep these things to a manageable time. We had all these games and we really wanted to focus on the games coming in 2016 and 2017 and beyond on PS4 and PlayStation VR. We didn’t want to dilute it or distract it by hardware related announcements.

“But more importantly we feel it’s important that when you make this sort of announcement that you don’t just trod off a list of specifications and this and that, but that you actually demonstrate what a device like Neo is capable of. And when we have the gaming applications to do that, the we’ll be ready and then we’ll show it.”

Ryan also took note of Project Scorpio being VR capable and comments by Microsoft that it would do it right. “My comment to that is go and check out PlayStation VR and join the 40 million people who already own the PlayStation 4 who will be able to enjoy a fantastic PlayStation VR experience. I’ve got absolutely no doubts about the quality of the VR experience that PlayStation VR offers to everybody that owns a PlayStation 4.”

That being said, don’t expect 40 million PlayStation VR owners at launch but Sony is working on meeting demand. “We have some pre-orders [numbers], but at the end of the day you never really know until you launch. It’s all speculation and matching of supply to demand. What I can say is that production is going very well, it’s entirely on track. We will have a proper PlayStation launch for PlayStation VR.

“We will, unlike other consoles, be launching in every major European market on the same day, October 13th, that we launch in Japan and North America. Very important for me to be able to do that. We will have significant amounts of inventory, we’ll have inventory in stores, we’ll have inventory to fulfill pre-orders. Whether that’s enough, honestly I don’t know, but it will be a proper PlayStation launch.”

PlayStation VR is out in October 13th while PS4 Neo is still apparently coming out this year.

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  • kee1haul

    But they cut the presentation fifteen minutes short?? I smell a rat.

  • Troy Marcel

    If psvr flops, Sony is done.

    • torreth

      Sorry rabbit. Sony is being extremely cautious with this one. They arent selling at a loss and they are trying hard not to produce more than theyll sell, which is why they kept closing down pre orders after just a few minutes in the US. Its actually the first time Sony has ever only allowed a combined time to pre order a product in the U.S. (get this) all of 20 minutes. That encompasses the entirety of three days combined, and then nothing until launch. The failure would hurt a bit, but they arent willing to risk big bucks on this one. The PS4 has made Sony to big to fail right now, especially since investors are believing in the company again. If you cant believe me go here https://www.vg247.com/2014/11/26/sony-comes-to-senses-at-last-admits-playstation-is-going-to-save-it/

    • Troy Marcel

      Nothings to big to fail look at Sega. I don’t want Sony out of the picture, we need competition in the industry otherwise nobody will really try.
      Look at the Xbox at the moment, it has more features and keeps getting better. I’m not sure if that would be the case of it was in front.

    • torreth

      No. What you are doing is placing something that has the hard task of competing with another company. Sega and Nintendo were hard at work trying to compete with the exact same audience, and Sega failed because while people were still interested in buying their products, they kept upgrading and dropping support for the new box that came out a year and a half earlier, so people stopped taking a chance. This is a completely different story. For Sony to fail at having the only affordable VR system. The rift and vive are out of the price range of the casual gammer, and lets be honest, so is the PSVR, but it has hit the sweet spot of the serious gamer. It cant fail…………yet.

  • Doggystyle

    We will UNLIKE OTHER CONSOLES be launching EVERYWHERE.

    EVERYWHERE?

    YES. EVERYWHERE.

  • lagann

    Sorry but i smell bs. They are telling me that they rather show games that are not coming out anytime soon rather than a system supposedly coming soon….

  • Mr Xrat

    Poor Xgimps can’t handle the fact that Neo is just a refresh of existing successful hardware while the Shitpio is a last desperate roll of the dice from a company that’s lost all faith in its pathetic fanbase.

    • Lisa Beason

      <<o. ✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:::::::!bq606p:….,

    • torreth

      No need for war yet, and no need for it in the future either. These consoles are splitting off into different directions. You cant really call it a last ditch effort. The reason why the PS4 dominated this generation was because of Price Point, Power, and Timing, but Microsoft hit Sony pretty strong, and off guard with news it planned an extremely powerful system that no iteration of the PS4 can even come close to. Not only that, but it will split the releases of Microsofts future consoles with Sony so they wont ever try to grab for the same wallets at the same time, and the 360 showed them gamers will put up more money for more power. Essentially, Microsoft is trying to push Sony into Nintendos current state of failure where the lack of power caused its downfall. If Microsoft can demonstrate graphical fidelity far more powerful than anyone has seen before on console it will force Sony to do something the company isnt ready for, and thats to drop the PS4 generation for PS5 in a time where their making a killing. They will have to cut the generation in half, and compete in a weaker state.

    • Troy Marcel

      you really are a sad sad little boy aren’t you

  • Starman

    Ha haaaaa .. what games ???? All the tech demo games without an engine yet, games you won’t see until 2018 and beyond , and knowing Sony… One or two might get cancelled… Give me a fkn break with the excuses…
    Not to mention….. You had a half hour left on stage … You only did an hr up there … Barely.


 

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