Rumor: Sony's Orbis/PS4 Is Powerful And "Very Affordable"
Okay, so it seems Sony is talking about the "Orbis" with developers, which is evidently their new console (commonly referred to as the PS4).
And according to VG24/7, a source claims that four versions of the Orbis development kit will eventually exist; an earlier version consisted of just a graphics card and the version shipping now is a "modified PC." The third iteration is set to go out in January and the fourth and final version will be handed to game makers "next summer."
It seems some US developers already attended a "disclosure meeting" and Sony will host another meeting in a few weeks time, when they will add more details about the console. As for capability, it appears Orbis will be based on the AMD's A10 APU series, and the ultimate goal is to have a console that can run 1080p games in 3D with no issues. It should also keep the optical Blu-Ray drive. Last but certainly not least, price- Sony wants Orbis to be "very affordable" but at the same time, they desire a machine that "isn't a slouch."
So when might this thing receive an official unveiling? We know some gamers would prefer sooner rather than later but me, I'm still interested in what the PS3 has to offer.
11/1/2012 9:34:00 PM Ben Dutka