Rumors are suppose to be taken with a grain of salt but this post from LatinosPost and other sites pointing to PlayStationLifestyle about the next generation PS gaming console are as juicy as a t-bone steak.
The news was triggered by the discovery of a job posting for a ‘Lead Systems Engineer’ at Gamasutra that says “will act as an industry expert and a leader in systems level development on PlayStation® platforms.” and the required experience that was listed further hinted that it’ll be working for a soon to be release product and not current ones.
The reported codename for Sony’s next generation gaming console is “Orbis” which the latin for ‘Circle of life’ but I won’t be surprise if Sony sticks to its pattern when naming its consoles, so in the end it may end up being PlayStation 4.
Let me list the “rumored” specs/components of PlayStation 4:
Processor: off AMD’s A8-3850 APU and Radeon’s HD 7670 GPU and being referred as GPGPU – a GPU that works and process like a CPU.
RAM: 8GB to 16GB of RAM.
Hard Drive: 256GB of storage (it can either be an SSD or HD)
ODD: Blu-ray drive.
Display: PS4 will have it’s own “display” or what is known as the “Omniviewer” – a head mounted autosteroptic display that can track the users head and presents a 360 image view with semi transparent AMOLED screens and a 4k resolution that is comparable to an IMAX screen resolution, similar to the Sony Personal 3D Viewer only better.
Controls: either the Duo-Moves or the Classic DuoShock but it will be equipped with pulse sensors for biofeedback gameplay.
Retail Price: $350-$400 for the basic configuration and it gets higher for any additional components.
Release date: Last quarter of 2013.
Putting all the components together the Sony’s next gaming console looks more like an early version of that VR computer used by Johnny Mnemonic (see photo above), specially if put more consideration on the Omniviewer. Again we need to take these news with a grain of salt, nothing is official until Sony unveil the actual product but I’m hoping that it at least have that “Omniviewer”.
Last modified: December 8, 2012