Sony is yet to verify the existence of the PS4 games console, however exists readily available in the market somewhere.
And with Christmas 2012 upon us, we’re all hoping we’ll have PlayStation 4 consoles under our trees this time next year. So the $64000 questions are; while will the PS4 hit the shelves? What sort of hardware will it pack? And should it also be called the PlayStation 4?
There become rumours doing the rounds suggesting that Sony is looking the PS4 ‘Orbis’ .
This comes from a source speaking to Kotaku “who’s not authorised to speak publicly approximately next-gen hardware but has shared appropriate information” with them before. Assuming the Orbis name is someway accurate, it’s still unclear whether the name is a codename like Durango or whether the console will literally be called the Sony PlayStation Orbis rather than the Sony PS4.
The name does make some style of feel if you mix it with the phrase ‘Vitae’ (or Vita).
Orbis Vitae translates from Latin as ‘circle of life’ and hints at some severe synergy between the PS4 and the PS Vita . It could be a red herring, for sure, but with the Vita already communicating really effectively with the PS3 , it sort of feels extremely likely that this could be the case. So what do we anticipate from the PlayStation 4?
PS4 release date
Latest rumours imply that the PS4 will release in time for Christmas 2013, although Sony are remaining quiet on the issue. We’ve got received sturdy hints from industry insiders that 2013 would be the year but nothing is confirmed and something may perhaps yet happen. One thing’s needless to say: Sony is currently losing billions yearly and badly needs the cash injection with a view to come from a up to date console. VG247 is quoting an anonymous source (always a bad start out to a rumour) as saying that Sony believes it’s capable of get the PS4 out of the door before the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox 720. The next Xbox is variety of assured to hit the shelves in 2013 so perhaps we think them to reach kind of together. We remember, in fact, how Microsoft managed to launch the 360 an whole year before the PS3 went on sale and that enabled it to achieve an implausible headstart, regardless of all kinds of technical faults and dear restoration bills. Meanwhile, Bethesda’s Todd Howard, game director for the blockbuster Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, says that gamers should never expect follow-ups to the PS3 and Xbox 360 until 2014, on the very earliest. Chatting with PSM3 magazine , the Bethesda exec said that gamers were happy with the present generation of console tech and that he didn’t expect to work out an Xbox 720 or a PS4 before 2014. further sources said in December 2014 that further they believe Autumn 2014 is a more realistic date, so we’re not ever going to count any Turkeys this Christmas!
PS4: Graphics and CPU power
The same source who revealed the PlayStation Orbis name to Kotaku also mentioned that the PS4 was penciled in as packing an AMD x64 CPU and 28nm AMD Southern Islands graphics power.