02-18-2013 01:27 PM
Found an article containing all the latest rumors surrounding the PlayStation 4 and thought I'd share.
I didn't see the connection between the words "Orbis" and "Vita" until now. "Circle of Life". I thought Orbis was a stupid name up until then. If the two systems are integrated, then it's freaking brilliant on Sony's part.
Let's just hope they bundle the two together. "Circle of Life" bundle.
02-18-2013 01:54 PM
Can you copy and paste? I don't trust links I don't know. Thanks
Following the PlayStation 3′s high price tag when it initially launched in 2006, there’s plenty of speculation surrounding the next console’s pricing and whether or not it is acceptable. GameIndustry.biz predicts the next PlayStation will retail for $350-400 later this year.
The PlayStation 3 is hands down the most powerful console to ever grace our living rooms, but its impressive hardware was also the reason it cost as much as $599 at launch. Last April, IGN reported the next PlayStation would sport custom chips based on AMD’s A8-3850 APU and Radeon HD 7670 GPU.
Despite its pending announcement, it’s believed we’ll see the next PlayStation before the end of the year. According to VG247, Sony is planning to release their next console ahead of the next Xbox.
The rumored name of the PlayStation 4 has been disputed for some time although it’s believe it could be named the Orbis. Last March, Kotaku posted a story containing alleged details that the next PlayStation would be named PlayStation Orbis. Details came from “a reliable source who is not authorized to talk publicly about next-gen hardware but has shared correct information with [Kotaku] before.”
Unlike previous PlayStaion consoles, Sony will ditch the Dualshock controllers when they launch the next PlayStation, according to CVG. Their sources claimed the new controller would feature “biometric sensors on the grips and an LCD touch screen.” Another source claimed that engineers are ”trying to emulate the same user interface philosophies as the PS Vita.”
In July 2012, Sony announced that they bought Gaikai, a cloud gaming service similar to OnLive, for $380 million.
War on Used Games
Last month, a NeoGAF thread revealed that Sony had filed a patent to check a game disc’s RFID tag, which remembers if that game has been linked to other systems or accounts. Jack Tretton, head honcho of Sony Computer Entertainment America, said that he’s against the idea of blocking used games. However, the call would be made and finalized by Sony Computer Entertainment in Tokyo.