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The Next PlayStation is called Orbis?

Details emerged about the Specs (amongst other things) and the name of the successor to the PlayStation 3.Reported by Sony’s next generation console will be named Orbis.

Now whether this is a code name or the official name, Kotaku’s not sure but dropped a bomb saying it’s planned release — Holiday 2013. Holiday 2013? Really? That’s tommorow!!! That would mean we should expect a announcement by or at E3, (Electronic Entertainment Expo) to prep consumers to get ready.

Kotaku is also reporting that this information is coming from a “reliable source” who’s has been right in the past — meaning the chances of everything being shared will come true — hmmm interesting.

Now if your curious what `Orbis` means , according to  it is the Latin word for circle, ring, sphere or anything round or rotating. How that factors into The PlayStation Brand? Who knows? It can be as deep as some behind-the-scenes company mantra or as simple as the shape of the actual console,we will have to see.

Now for the Specs: What has been quoted so far (subject to change)

  • AMD x64
  • AMD Southern Islands GPU
  • Displays games at a resolution of up to 4096×2160
  • 3D in 1080p
  • No Backwards Compatability

Sounds like a pretty powerful machine, latest (2012) high-end GPU from AMD, 3D displayed in 1080p, a resolution of 4096×2160 — errrrr,whaaaat? We’re  struggling to display 720p when we should be displaying 1080p consistently by now, let alone 4 ca-jillionp.

No used games too?

Apparently the rumor about the new Xbox having some sort of anti-used game technique included in the system’s code, stands for the new PlayStation as well.

Here’s a quote from Kotaku (with an update) on how they heard it would be implemented:

“If you buy the disc, it must be locked to a single PSN account, after which you can play the game, save the whole thing to your HDD, or peg it as “downloaded” in your account history and be free to download it at a later date.

Don’t think you can simply buy the disc and stay offline, though; like many PC games these days, you’ll need to have a PSN account and be online to even get the thing started. UPDATE – Since some people seem to have taken this to mean the console requires an “always on” intenet connection, we’ve heard nothing about that. All we’ve heard is that you need to authenticate a new game online via the PSN”

Well what happens if you purchased a pre-owned disc? All that was said is that you will be “limited” on what you can do, most likely working like an “Online Pass” so many games use nowadays, so expect some sort of fee.

The PlayStation Orbis huh? Do you like the name? CCU wants to hear from you.

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