More PS3 successor rumors. It has an 'AMD x64 CPU' (NO backwards compatibility)
According to Kotaku, the next Sony console 'working title' is 'Orbis'. And, some of their details match the recent rumors, like the one indicating it uses a PC-like processor.
Kotaku learned some 'important details' about the PlayStation 3's successor: apparently, the console's name/codename/working title is Orbis. This, according to a 'reliable source' and the SCE DevNet website:
Orbis. Say it out loud. Sounds a little like the word "four", doesn't it? Only it doesn't make the next PlayStation sound like a bad horror movie sequel.
It's also a name loaded with meaning. The word "Orbis" itself, from Latin, means circle, or ring, or even orbit. Not terribly helpful. Combine it with the name of Sony's new handheld system, though, and you have the common term Orbis Vita (or, in strict Latin, Orbis Vitae). Which means "The circle of life". Could the Vita be playing a very important role in the development and use of the next PlayStation home console? Maybe!
Some other details were shared, like the current console 'specs', which match the recent rumors indicating the console would use an AMD CPU.
Pretty damn powerful if true. However, this, also indicates that the next SONY console 'won't offer backwards compatibility for its existing catalogue of PS3 games'.Our main source supplied some basic specs for the console, but as the future is always in motion, bear in mind these could easily change between now and the Orbis' retail release. Still, if you'd like to know what developers are being told to plan for now, here you go.
* AMD x64 CPU
* AMD Southern Islands GPU
The PS4's GPU in particular, we're told, will be capable of displaying Orbis games at a resolution of up to 4096x2160, which is far in excess of the needs of most current HDTV sets. It'll also be capable of playing 3D games in 1080p (the PS3 could only safely manage 3D at 720p).
Also, seems the console will be ready for a release on the 2013 holiday season.
And finally, just like the NEXT XBOX there are also rumors saying that, 'Orbis' will block used games.
Remember, this one is still a rumor... let's hope they fully unveil it -or at least something- at this year E3.we've heard from multiple sources that the Orbis will likewise have some kind of anti-used games measures built into the console. Here's how our main source says it's currently shaping up: new games for the system will be available one of two ways, either on a Blu-Ray disc or as a PSN download (yes, even full retail titles). If you buy the disc, it must be locked to a single PSN account, after which you can play the game, save the whole thing to your HDD, or peg it as "downloaded" in your account history and be free to download it at a later date.
Don't think you can simply buy the disc and stay offline, though; like many PC games these days, you'll need to have a PSN account and be online to even get the thing started.
NEWS SOURCE: The next Playstation is called Orbis sources say here are the details (via) Kotaku
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for reporting on this hot rumor story!