Gameblog published its story early this morning, saying it heard of the event though multiple sources, and VICE Gaming later corroborated the report saying its heard the same information from multiple of its own sources familiar with the planned rollout for the new PlayStation 4.
One source told VICE Gaming that the event will be a “technical showcase,” and that Sony was still nailing down what would be shown as recently as a few weeks ago. Another source told the outlet that finalized development kits would be sent to developers around the same time.
While Sony has confirmed the existence of its upgraded PlayStation 4, it has yet to officially detail the machine. In early June, Sony Interactive Entertainment president and group CEO Andrew House said “it is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4,” and that “all games will support the standard PS4 and we anticipate all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4.”
The system is rumored to contain an upgraded CPU, GPU, and memory. It is said that from October all PlayStation 4 games will ship with both a “Base Mode” and “Neo Mode,” the latter of which will be used for the new model.