Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have recently confirmed the news of upcoming consoles. The console giants have revealed the new releases ready to take place with a Playstation Neo, X-Box Scropio and Nintendo NX.
Many gamers were overjoyed by the recent announcements that took place at E3. The gamer’s fare hosted the news of a number of new consoles ready to hit the market- Microsoft countered the news of Playstation’s exciting arrival of a new PS4 by telling those in attendance that before they release their new generation console they will firstly upgrade the X-Box One.
So What Consoles Are Being Released?
X-Box Slim- Their recognised console is the X-Box and 2016 will see the emergence of an updated X-Box One. It will be more compact with a new controller, 4K Bluray player and boosted processing power built in.
X-Box Scorpio- This is the new generation of the X-Box, the eagerly awaited update is looking set to take place in 2017 as it rivals the release of the new Playstation.
Sony look to have took their PS4 update to a new level with numerous updates. They will be releasing their new console, widely known as the PS4.5 and officially tagged as the PS4 Neo some time this year.
Components of the new Nintendo NX has been left pretty unknown, fans were left craving more information. After a lot of time being quiet they took to the stage of E3 to tell Nintendo enthusiasts about their new version of Zelda. With the news first met with dismay, fans soon took to the idea as they heard about some of the features and extensions.
What We Do Know About Xbox and Playstation?
With a lot of the specs for the X-Box Scorpio and Playstation 5 left unrevealed, what we do know is that they are likely to launch late in 2017.
With much of the new features on the next generation being circulated, what do we actually know? Well- most the information available right now is obviously on the next release- this means the consoles due to be available this year. We have a lot to look forward to with the arrival of PS4.5, X-Box S and Nintendo NX.
Console Hardware Specs
Playstation 4 Neo
· It is said to contain far superior graphics to its predecessor and counterpart.
· The new speed on the clock of 2.1GHz beats the old speed of 1.6GHz.
· The current PS4 is on 800MHz whilst the newer PS4.5 runs on 911 MHz also using GDDR5.
· 4K resolution is something that is constantly talked about right now. It’s something Sony have mastered and will be offering that support on the new model (none 4K games will be upscaled so there is no worry there either).
· It also works faster with fewer framerate tears.
· For those fearing changes and exclusivity solely for the new console can rest, there will be no games specific to the PS4 Neo.
· The inclusion of PSVR
X- Box One Slim
· It is smaller, sleeker and all-round compact.
· Although the games aren’t thought to be supported by 4K, the Bluray player most definitely is.
· The processing power has increased.
· Some reports mentioned that a new controller would not be included but this has since be found as untrue, there will be a new controller included.
· It is 40% smaller than the original X Box One.
· The power supply is built in and you no longer have that bulky power supply.
· High dynamic range support for all Blu-rays.
· This will be a new model of the Nintendo and is due for launch next year.
· The main talking point seems to be the re-release of Nintendo’s signature game- Zelda.
· There’s a completely new look and design, with fewer buttons and a bit of a change-around
· It has already been highlighted that specs is not their main area of focus, the entertainment factor will be.
Let that news digest and that’s without too much said on the eagerly anticipated Scorpio and PS5. The X-Box Scorpio looks as though that might be released before the new playstation and that has an 8 core CPU, 1070 graphics card, VR and also 4K resolution.
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By Daniel Treasure 11th July 2016