Well that was fast. After rumours started circulating earlier this week about an event in New York City, Sony has gone and confirmed a PlayStation Meeting next month.
According to CNET, media invitations were sent out late yesterday, staking out the first Wednesday of September at the PlayStation Theater. The 2100-capacity venue — located right in the heart of Times Square — can be considered a statement of intent: such a big event would almost seem a waste if it weren’t paired with equally big news. Naturally, our money is on a PS4 Neo reveal.
Getting the word out on a new system before the holiday season kicks into high-gear would be beneficial for Sony. With Microsoft’s recently-released Xbox One S flying off store shelves, the time is right for Sony to also offer a system capable of 4K playback.
Hopes are high the improved horsepower under Neo’s hood will help improve the highly-anticipated PlayStation VR too. The virtual reality headset could be a major selling point for Sony, as Microsoft confirmed its plans for VR integration are tied to the powerhouse Project Scorpio system, not due until late 2017.
Of course, we’re also hoping a certain soon-to-be-released racing game is shown off on the new hardware, if in fact the Neo is being shown…
We’ll have more news as the event draws closer.