Latest PlayStation 4/Orbis Rumours with Pictures

Posted on 30. Mar, 2012 by in Images, News, Rumours

Ok so if you haven’t read or heard any of the new rumours regarding the details of the new PlayStation 4 or Orbis. Yes you read that right, it looks like Sony will be dropping or ending the PlayStation trilogy by naming the next one Orbis, which is the latin word for Circle. This could also be the code word for the development stage of the console, but if we look at the PS Vita which means Life, then we get Circle of Life. This could be a planned move by Sony to join the two devices, maybe?

Here are some point form details of the next console.

  • AMD x64 CPU
  • AMD Southern Islands GPU
  • Orbis games at a resolution of up to 4096×2160
  • 3D games at 1080p where current PS3 can only do 720p
  • Not backward compatibility with PS3 games
  • Cannot play used games as they will be locked to a PSN account
  • Internet access required to play any game
  • Holiday release in 2013
  • Won’t be at E3 this year, or it might?

Ok So from the list above what can we say, well the good news is the scary resolution of the games and possible movies at that same resolution and that it may be released next year. Other than that the rest is bad news, no PS3 backwards compatibility is just stupid, requiring the activate or have an internet connection just to play a game is taking away the soul of what a console is all about.

I don’t know about you but I still think the current consoles are great and still they still feel fairly new in their life spans.  Remember that Sony said that the PS3 is expected to have a decade lifespan and we are only roughly halfway through that. I still believe that the developers can still do so much more with the system that if they release a new system and dev kits that we will never see the true potential of the PS3, as we did with the PS2 just look at God of War 2.

If you would like to read a little more about these rumours and where the information comes from then head over to the guys that perhaps started all this at Kotaku.

Anyway let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below.

Tags: , , , ,

7 Responses to “Latest PlayStation 4/Orbis Rumours with Pictures”

  1. Spidersmoke

    30. Mar, 2012

    I like the look of this concept actually. As for the specs, well I guess we will have to wait and see. I remember the PS3 was supposed to be cable of 1080p, 60 FPS gaming across the board. We still haven’t got that so ja… :)

    Reply to this comment
  2. Inzo

    30. Mar, 2012

    I think its fake,(fist tip its fake) isnt it to supposed to say “World’s First” as appose to “World first”, the design also seems to be impracticle, also hate the name as far as product naming goes, why not just stay with PS4 its short and simple, dont get me wrong no matter what, Im still getting it.

    Reply to this comment
  3. lee

    01. Apr, 2012

    how much is it?/

    Reply to this comment
  4. tehahn1

    19. Sep, 2012

    I don’t like the idea that you MUST be online to play ANY GAME!!

    Reply to this comment
  5. Luis

    08. Dec, 2012

    why does it need internet to play any game?

    Reply to this comment
  6. Benny

    16. Dec, 2012

    …So sad…

    My PS3 just received its grande finale with dreaded error 80010514 and Im not planning on buying a new one. From what I see the new PS4 sounds like an absolute piece of crap, and the XboX 720 didnt seem too convincing either.

    Well too bad, I had fun playing on consoles for a few years, looks like its time to move on.

    Reply to this comment
  7. lavawolf

    16. Feb, 2013

    internet connection is a problem. in only arround to times per year my ps3 is not connected, so that not an big issue, but the games, no RC is not a big deal. most of the tv has 4 hdmi ports, so keep ps3 and orbis together (the RC of the ps3 to ps2 sucked, so the new version didn’t have that) . and in the end that just rumors

    Reply to this comment

Leave a Reply