So 3 days from now, Sony’s PlayStation 4 Neo will be launched. It comes a month after the launch of its rival, Xbox One Scorpio. This new console runs on an AMD system-on-a-chip, like Project Scorpio. While only the top model of Project Scorpio is available right now, Sony is going to launch all the models at once.So with about 72 hours to go before its launch, here are some features I would love to have in PlayStation 4 Neo-
4K SUPPORT AND HDR
PlayStation 4 Neo should support 4K gaming. While 2160p is quite graphically demanding, PCs have supported the resolution for quite a while. Microsoft recently showcased that Project Scorpio will support 4K gaming, too. It’s important when you consider the fact that analysts are predicting 4K TV sets in 50% of the households by the end of the decade.
The very least that the PlayStation Neo should support is high-dynamic range (HDR). A HDR-capable TV is a must to enjoy this feature. HDR offers a much higher contrast ratio and provides a much wider color range. It’s poised to be the next big thing in panel technology.
Also, it doesn’t take up a ton of processing power. Microsoft has HDR working on its Xbox One S. However, Project Scorpio is just marginally more powerful than the original Xbox One.
Sony has hinted that the Neo will be backward compatible with the PlayStation 4. Along with 100-percent backward compatibility, it would be amazing to see a boost in graphics performance as well. Games like Uncharted 4 runs at 900p/30FPS on the PlayStation 4. However, it would be amazing to see it run at 1080p/60FPS on PlayStation 4 Neo. It would be ideal to boost all the older titles to run at 1080p/60FPS whenever possible.
LARGER AND FASTER HDD
The Playstation 4 used a much slower, 5,400 RPM drive. It also had just 500 GB of storage space. This is a let down when you see that Project Scorpio has a faster drive and comes with 2 TB storage. I would love to see the PlayStation 4 Neo to have at least a TB in storage. Also, a faster drive at about 7200 RPM will be a blessing too.
EXTERNAL HDD SUPPORT
It is high time that Sony introduced the option of adding and installing games from external HDD. Xbox One has this option available to it. No one wants to delete their older game files, it feels as if we are killing someone. The fact that tons of DLCs also come out clearly shows that deleting a game as soon as we complete it is not the right thing to do. An external HDD will allow the users the freedom to store games and peruse them as they deem fit.
LONGER BATTERY LIFE
The Dualshock 4 controller was a marked improvement from the Dualshock 3. However, it had one main issue with it, battery life. Yes, the Dualshock 4 came with rechargeable batteries, unlike the Xbox One controller. However, the battery life is a major issue here. One day of hardcore gaming completely drains the Dualshock 4. This needs to be addressed, especially if you are buying it for binge gaming.