French gaming news website Game Blog, known for leaking insider information, claims Sony will host an event on September 7th to reveal PS4 Slim and PlayStation Neo.
When Sony’s E3 2016 press conference came and went without a single mention of PlayStation Neo, many assumed that Sony was saving the console’s reveal for Tokyo Game Show in September. However, it’s now starting to look as though PlayStation Neo will be announced even sooner than Tokyo Game Show, with French gaming site Game Blog claiming the upgraded hardware will have its official unveiling at a special PlayStation event in New York City on September 7th.
Sony has yet to make any announcements in regards to a special event taking place in September, so this information should be taken with a grain of salt. However, Game Blog has proven itself to be a mostly reliable source for gaming leaks in the past. For example, it was Game Blog that accurately predicted that Resident Evil VII would be at E3, and that the game would include support for Sony’s PlayStation VR headset.
So while Tokyo Game Show seems like it would make more sense for a PlayStation Neo unveiling, we do have reason to trust Game Blog that the console will be shown off on September 7th instead. Furthermore, a September 7th announcement could mean that PlayStation Neo will be available at some point this holiday season, which has been rumored in the past. In fact, previous rumors pegged PlayStation Neo for an October release date, which would be more likely if the unveiling came at the beginning of September as opposed to later in the month during Tokyo Game Show.
Besides PlayStation Neo, Sony is apparently going to use this event to reveal PlayStation 4 Slim as well. The Wall Street Journal outed the existence of the supposed PS4 Slim back in June, and if such a console does exist, it seems probable that Sony would use its rumored special event on September 7th to give it a proper debut.
If Sony does show off PlayStation 4 Slim and PlayStation Neo at the same time, it would be a strategy similar to what Microsoft did at E3. During Microsoft’s E3 2016 press conference, the company not only announced Xbox One S, but it also offered specific details on Project Scorpio, which is set to be a significantly upgraded Xbox One for release next year. Sony could be attempting to match Microsoft’s offerings in an attempt to show that it too is moving toward a future of incremental console upgrades instead of massive generational leaps.
Assuming Game Blog is correct about Sony’s plans to host a special PS4 Slim and PlayStation Neo event on September 7th, expect details – like venue, time, availability to the public, and more – to be announced soon.