on 28-03-2012 10:32 PM
Today has seen some supposed details emerging on Sony's entry into the next-generation console market with the PlayStation 3's successor, reportedly codenamed 'Orbis'. Apparently, these details come from a "reliable source" that has shared correct information in the past, according to Kotaku, and pins a 'holiday 2013' launch date on the console.
Orbis as a codename would make sense, as combining it with Vita creates the Latin phrase, 'Orbis Vita' that translates as 'Circle of Life'. It's speculated that Orbis could therefore in fact be the console's final name, as it fits alongide the Vita name. And look where the web address orbis.scedev.net takes you. Interesting.
According to the source, Orbis will likely boast an AMD CPU and GPU, capable of displaying games at 4096 x 2160 resolution - far beyond the requirements of a regular HDTV - and could possibly run 3D games in 1080p rather than 720p. It's also rumoured that Sony won't bother offering backwards compatibility with Orbis, which could be a bit of a disappointment to say the least.
The source also states that like the rumoured next-gen Xbox, Orbis could also include its own anti-used games system, whereby discs and PSN downloads of full games will be locked to a single PSN account. Used games could still work on different consoles, but only with something resembling an online pass, available at a fee.
Dev kits are reportedly already in the hands of developers, but how much of this reported stuff will actually turn out to be true? For now, this all rumour and speculation, and Kotaku also states that the state of Sony's next-gen console could change drastically between now and 2013. That's assuming that any of the above is credible. Keep your salt bucket handy, as always.
So your saying that the Playstation Orbis is going to be a replacement with the Vita? That would be sweet if yes.
on 29-03-2012 01:12 AM
it would have to come with a stunning game for me to fork out at the moment, espcially if it didnt have backwards compatability. Appartantly we have to suck it up and accept that consoles have limited life spans now, so i'd like the ps4 to play my ps3 games cause i aint buying them from the store.
on 29-03-2012 04:02 AM
2 words... "Too Soon"
2013 is an unrealistic time scale as we've had no confirmation from Sony themselves and Kotaku seem to be the only ones speculating, other websites are speculating Kotaku's claims. So due to the lack of evidence to support this PlayStation theory. We still don't know anything, whether Sony Plan to make another PS...? or not at this stage. So due to the lack of supporting evidence, we could still be looking at a release date of 2015-2016, but only if Sony are planning on releasing another console in the future.
Personally I would like to see the specs to be a lot better and for the PlayStation..? to be backwards compatible if these Speculative rumours are anything to go by.
on 29-03-2012 04:20 AM
There are two things here that worry me about this rumour. One is that it will not be backwards compatible. The other is the rumour games would be locked to a single psn account. What happens then to all the kids who share games, not necessarily with their friends but with brothers and sisters? why should parents be made to pay twice?
Whilst as someone who is going into the industry I can see how that would benefit in terms of profit but it isn't worth it. I hope this is a giant pile of BS, for Sony's sake.
on 29-03-2012 04:44 AM
on 29-03-2012 04:55 AM
All this talk of "one time use" is pathetic cos' all it does, it stops people from buying products. Products are not always reliable, so to have this security feature implemented in the PS...? system is gonna be damaging to the consoles reputation, manufacturer and Sony's Profits as people won't be able to spend anything on the PlayStation...?.
Kotaku quotes the 'Orbis' to be able to play Discs and Downloadble content, but they also quoted "The one time use" function in the console, but if that's the case it would seem stupid to have game discs; because discs are meant for portable use, where you can use it on another similar device, if the current device breaksdown. The "One time use" seems plausible in DLC only, as it's portability functions can be altered.
If Sony had any sense; they won't go along with this costly feature and instead come up with some new exciting features for us to play with in the next PS...?.
on 29-03-2012 08:45 AM
on 29-03-2012 12:04 PM
if they plan on releasing close to the new xbox i dont see it coming next year as their rumours that microsoft are releasing a stripped down 360 in 2013 i see them releasing 2014/2015
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