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Sony promises all Playstation Neo games will work on PS4

In an interview with Time Magazine, Sony's Shawn Layden says they plan for all Playstation Neo games to be 100% compatible with the original Playstation 4.

Bryant Francis, Senior Editor

June 17, 2016

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Phil and I are in agreement on that. With this move towards a high-end PS4, it’s not to bifurcate the market. We’re not creating haves and have-nots. There’s only going to be one game on sale, and it will play on both [consoles].

- Sony Interactive Entertainment worldwide studios chairman Shawn Layden on the state of games for the Playstation Neo

Sony still hasn't revealed much more about the Playstation Neo beyond its mere existence, but during an interview with Time Magazine's Matt Peckham during E3 this week, Sony's Shawn Layden took a moment to clarify that Sony "doesn't want to bifurcate the market," and that games for the Playstation Neo will also work on the Playstation 4.

As Layden puts it, "You’ll have the same experience, but one will be delivered at a higher resolution, with an enhanced graphical experience, but everything else is going to be exactly as you’d expect."

This seemingly matches Xbox head Phil Spencer promise about there being no planned exclusives for their new "Scorpio" hardware, and their claim during their press conference that games will be compatible across the Xbox One, the Xbox One S, and Project Scorpio. 

However, neither Sony nor Microsoft have confirmed the exact fate of all future VR games on their platforms, since they've both implied that these new consoles exist in order in part to justify their investments in virtual reality. 

You can read the full interview with Layden for more of his thoughts on the Playstation Neo, including how the console overlaps with Sony's TV-selling business. 

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