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Playstation 4 “Orbis” arriving in 2013

Gamers will certainly keep their hopes up that 2012 is not the end of the world, with Nintendo releasing Wii U this year and Microsoft’s next Xbox “Durango” already in the works. Information has leaked that the next Playstation, codenamed “Orbis”, will be released during the holiday period of 2013.

Kotaku sources revealed that the next Playstation will carry an AMD x64 CPU and an AMD Southern Islands GPU. Such specs will allow the “PS4” to display games at an output of up to 4096 x 2160, which can be considered as 4K resolution. This should play well with Sony’s home theater projectors capable of displaying a 200-inch diagonal screen across your living room.


Playstation 3 owners with huge collection of games won’t rejoice that much as the Orbis won’t offer backwards compatibility with PS3 games. New games for the PS4 will be available either in Blu-Ray or as a PSN download. This also means no more used games as every game purchased must be locked to a single PSN account.

It was also hinted that Sony’s latest handheld, the Vita, will play a vital role with the PS4. With the word Orbis, which is Latin for circle, or ring, combined with Vita or Vitae which is Latin for life, will give you the phrase “Circle of Life”. Coincidence or Sony has a penchant for wordplay?

Sony has declined to comment about the information, citing its policy not to comment on “rumors or speculation”, meaning these things should be taken with a grain of salt. But between the end of the world and the PS4 rumor? I’d choose the latter. What do you guys think?

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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17 Responses

  1. Noir says:

    better check other forums for this kind of news though i didnt really plan on buying a PS4 next.

    Still how long until it gets JB like the PS3.

    Hope the games are cheaper though if they plan to cut the used game sales

  2. Roegan Taron says:

    This is going to be worth it if you’re going to play it on a 40-inch + HD monitors. Projectors would be ideal but it’s way too expensive.

    I’ll definitely buy this next year but first, I need to make my living room PS4-ready.

    Awesome news Yuga!

  3. Peter says:

    “New games for the PS4 will be available either in Blu-Ray or as a PSN download. This also means no more used games as every game purchased must be locked to a single PSN account.”

    Grabe naman yung sony, hindi na pwde bumili ng used games.

  4. xeno says:

    TBH, I don’t think PS4 will come out next year. Kinda early to start phasing out PS3. Besides, Sony has just started on making some money from the current console.

  5. sylv3rblade says:

    Too early. The PS3 just started getting a boom in it’s user base.

  6. I don’t like how they keep on killing the pre-owned game market. Nalulugi bang masyado ang gaming industry sa kasalukuyan?

  7. Epstein says:

    Magiging parang PSPGo yan, haha good luck!

    • ZAYNE says:

      Thats what they said when they released a PS3 and Their Medium was Bluray Discs and Look What happened it seems that a lot of People Uses the PS3 Not just for gaming but for entertainment Wants too :)

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  9. Name: IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    really hate the lack of backward compatibility but hope that since it uses AMD x64 emulation might be more possible compared to PS3

  10. Fats says:

    The Ps3 was not that great. Left plenty to be desired. Sequel after sequel. No true HD graphics. I really hope Sony manage to do something different because many people bought the PS3 because of the Bluray hype. Well they’ve got BR players now. What incentive is there to get a new console?

  11. Peter says:

    Yeah, Walang reason para bilhin ito when it releases if you have a ps3. Ok sana kung may backward compatibility. Tapos bawal pa ung used games. Malulugi sila lalo dyan..

  12. showbiz says:

    Ever since I am not into playing play station though this is a good news for others.

  13. huhuhu says:

    book me if Ps4 out… this machine is huge brain

  14. Iyan Sommerset says:

    And how much will it cost? The previous one debuted at 600usd retail, and more than twice that on the black market. Will this one be 800usd?

  15. PS3 says:

    Natawa ako dito, ha! Bro, matagal nang nag-‘boom’ ang PS3. As in waaaaay back in 2007 pa when it sold 1M units. It has already sold 62M units as of 2011. Stupid idiot.

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