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From a developer's guide glimpse of how to treat the high-end version of the Sony PS4

via:博客园     time:2016/6/12 16:30:19     readed:1439

After a long discussion and exposure, Sony finally officially confirmed PS4 high-end version (hereinafter referred to as according to previous rumors PS4 Neo) exist. As we expected, Sony is not going to let PS4 Neo replace the original model, but to be used both in the form of co-existence. So how can they coexist? Sony PS4 Neo in mind what is? Because after the game on sale in October this year will be added to support Neo, Sony has informed the developers. The official from the general direction, we take a closer look at it:

Dual Shock 4 controller handle is still the most basic: Sony does not have any handle for the new machine to create a new plan, so Dual Shock 4 will remain the standard. In fact Sony has stressed that all existing peripherals must also support the PS4 and Neo.

Game resolution to reach at least 1080p: Sony wants developers to be able to use a higher resolution than the original, oversampling under full HD is also an option, but anyway 1080p is the minimum requirement.

You can not have isolation between the host online: If a PlayStation game network support feature, it must be applied to both systems. Games have allowed Neo exclusive. The problem with this requirement is that if Neo version of the game to reach 60, PS4 version is only 30 how to do that, I do not know how to solve the Sony.

Cross-platform support Archive: PS4 and Neo system employed is consistent, meaning that all of the data (archiving, backup, etc.) can be interchanged between the two native platforms. Interestingly, how to do this, Sony seems to be left to the developers themselves to resolve.

The new game is not allowed to play upwards compatible patch: Sony very much like Neo natively supports all games on sale from October this year, so it does not allow those new to the game after the sale through a patch to add support for the Neo. However, the old games can be updated by Neo-compatible host.

System software features

From the perspective of front-end system, whether you play Neo or PS4, both in the experience they are very similar, and the two PS Store will not be any different. However, Sony is also considering to provide better media features, such as recording and streaming 1080p games. Sony's 4K file did not mention media-related content, but at least in terms of the game, the official gives a very detailed instructions.

First PS4 PSN account and Neo is certainly common, but you can only set up one of the commonly used host. The same PSN account can not log in PS4 and Neo, but the archive file can be generic, or cloud storage player via USB to transfer. Of course, data backup is also common.

Sony does not allow developers PSN functionally PS4 players and Neo players separated with two versions of the game online game modes to achieve universal interconnection. In addition, themes, avatars, trophies and unlock elements must be exactly the same.

Game compatibility

Sony eager developers to adapt as soon as the two systems, while providing support, so from the beginning of October this year, or any Neo exclusive PS4 exclusive games are not allowed. By updating, Neo can also run in October this year before the PS4 games. Developers will not be interested in the player two platforms separated.

All gamers are buying, whether it is physical CD or digital download version, it should also provide a corresponding host two functions. Players do not need to pay an additional fee. DLC content must correspond to the whole platform, all common download and update the same.

Developers can not create exclusive game modes for the Neo, if a section has a split-screen function works, then it must also be able PS4 version of the split-screen game. But taking into account differences in functioning, certain patterns can be more powerful version of the Neo, such as a paragraph PS4 version works only achieve double-screen game, Neo version can support four.

If a BUG exists only Neo version, it must be resolved by the developer is not allowed to let Neo backward compatibility mode to run PS4 players in the game.

As for the game quality and game players are most concerned about performance issues, as mentioned earlier, the lowest Neo game mode with a resolution of 1080p, if conditions allow developers to implement more than 1080p. Frames, the game Neo mode frames which can not be lower than the PS4 version, at least keep the flush.


From the results point of view, although the players are looking forward to a super god host available, but it is evident in the treatment of Sony PS4 Neo is very conservative, it is most concerned about is not to be separated from the existing user base. Therefore, this is not a next-generation console, Microsoft's words, the so-called & ldquo; & rdquo ;, Elite Edition because Sony PS4 as possible to ensure that existing players do not be dislodged. The biggest problem is that this model will be the extent to allow developers confused and troubled? Also, the player base for PS4 compromise mean that developers in the use of more powerful Neo will feel when binding the hands, can not play its true potential?

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