Sony has always offered the most excellent products, and its video games have been amongst the best without a doubt. Well now you have a new video game console from Sony to look forward to, the PlayStation 4. The console's name will most likely be titled the PS Orbis and will be released somewhere near the holiday season of 2013. By obtaining information from a key informant, some specifications of this video game console have already been released. However, the timing of Sony's launch isn't official, and so the chance of a change in announcement is always there.
PS Orbis will be built around AMD Southern Islands GPU and AMDx64 CPU. AMD Southern Islands GPU is a name given to many of high-end PC cards of AMD 2012. The GPU of PlayStation Orbis will be able to display the games with a resolution of about 4096x2160 pixels which just so happens to be more than what is required by typical HDTV sets. Playing 3D games in 1080p will also be possible.
Sony's present day PlayStation console contains a chip that allows users to play older PS2 game titles. Unfortunately, PS4's backwards compatibility feature has been completely ignored (so it seems at the moment) and focuses purely on future-generation titles. For those who love playing their PS3 games, you may want to just sit tight until the issue gets clarified in more detail, as the PS4 will not allow you to play them. This is Sony and Microsoft's attempt to do away with the second hand video game market. Also note that there will be no resale value for any PS4 games, as it is said that it will not be tied to the Sony Entertainment Network. PlayStation 4 will have a 32nm Cell processor with about 16 SPE, which is double of what PlayStation 3 has. There are chances of a great partnership with Google.
PlayStation Orbis will also come equipped with a downloadable Blu-Ray function which can make things difficult for some. Digital distribution is definitely a step forward, though it cannot be denied, not all users of this gaming console will have access to speedy broadband connections. To play the new games you will have two options, a PSN download or the Blu-Ray disc. If you opt to buy the disk, then there is a PSN account in which it needs to be locked, and only then can you play the game, save it to your HDD, or attach it as downloaded in the account history. Though the Orbis is yet to be released, and no one has probably even had a glimpse of it, fan-made images of this new console are already being posted on the internet.
If it looks like the images posted, then undoubtedly it looks great and immensely attractive. Not that the earlier models didn't look nice, just that with greater development, this looks even better. As already mentioned the release date is said to be around the holiday season of 2013, most likely during Christmas. Sony will get its PS4 released before Microsoft's Xbox 720 launch. Earlier, Microsoft 360 got launched a year prior to PS3, and this gave it an enormous start. People already had bought it before even getting a glimpse of PS3. It's natural to believe that this time Sony will take no such risks. Whether the name PlayStation Orbis is just a nickname, or the real name, is yet to be discovered, but one thing is for sure, the new PlayStation 4 will definitely take the gaming world a step ahead of anything we've ever seen before.
Have you heard of the new Sony console coming out in 2013? Rumor has is that the new PlayStation 4 will be nick named the PS Orbis, which when you think about it, makes a lot of sense why they chose this name. While no one is for sure that this will be the official title of the new console, the PlayStation Vita which came out several years ago actually means "Life" when you translate the Latin word "Vita" into English. When you translate the Latin word "Orbis" in English, you get "Circle."
Put the two together and you have the Circle of Life.
This could mean that the both the Vita and the Orbis will work hand-in-hand with each other, sharing information between systems and who knows what other technology they will be putting into it. One thing's for sure; the race is on between Sony and Microsoft since both the PlayStation 4 Orbis and the Xbox 720 will both hit the shelves at roughly the same time; Christmas of 2013.
Some feeds will be posted here with more exclusive up-to-date news regarding the subject so you can be informed of future delopements as more & more details become available. Yet to be announced are the specifications of the graphics processing power between the two systems; my hunch is that the PS Orbis will out-do its rival this time around.