Rumour has it that the next generation of Sony’s Playstation will be out in the market sometime during the holiday season of 2013. That will be next year. Pretty excited? Let us find out.
The next Playstation, dubbed as PS4 or “Orbis”, is a highly-anticipated gaming console for the coming year. The word Orbis is a Latin word which means circle, orb, ring, disk, orbit etc. according to some dictionary that is why some people uses the word Orbit since they share the same meaning and sounds almost the same.
However, one big problem that will surely create a buzz in the gaming society is its compatibility with the Playstation 3 video games. According to the rumours it does not support used games nor video games compatible with PS 3. That is not surprising since it is the same scenario with PS3 and its predecessor.
The once used games will be limited to a trial mode, which means the user is required to pay directly to the publisher in order to gain access to the full version of the game, which is annoying.
What is more added is that the games available for Orbis will be on a blu-ray disc or a digital download from the Playstation Network (PSN) which will be bound to a single PSN account. After signing in, the game can then be played from the disc, stored on the hard drive, or attached as “downloaded” in your account history for future use. I just hope there would not be any overwriting issues regarding saving multiple characters, like when I was playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Regarding its technical specifications, Orbis will feature an AMD x 64 CPU with an upcoming high-end PC cards known as AMD Southern Islands GPU. It offers a resolution display of up to 4096×2160 or 1080 pixels in 3D.
Japanese manufacturer will not allow offline mode playing which means an internet connection is a must in order to play the games through your PSN account. Now what if my internet crashes? Simple answer is “No net, no play, no fun”.
If the report is true, then does it mean we will say “bye bye” to our seasoned Playstations? It is too early to judge since its debut is off next year and can be subject to more changes. We will just have to figure it out once the console hits the market.