Won't be called 'PS4', but something related to 'Orbis'.
More rumored PS4 details have surfaced, this time supposedly from the PSM3 Magazine. Seems games won't run at 4K, but only video.
Here goes another batch of rumored details related to the upcoming next-gen Sony console.
Now, these 'predictions' supposedly come from PSM3 Magazine, claiming that it won't be called 'PS4' and that its name will be related to 'Orbis' instead (or at least in Japan). Also, apparently, games won't support 4K, with that res probably used only for videos.
Here are the full details:
Forecast: Details about PS4 from PSM3 Magazine
The British magazine PSM3 has published in its latest issue a report on the PS4. In it, the magazine has compiled all relevant notifications to next generation console from Sony and talked to developers and other sources.
1st - The console does not mean PS4
The PlayStation brand will be present in the device name, but not the 4th
The number 4 in Japan is pronounced "shi". "Shi" also means death. Many hospitals in Japan have therefore no room with the number 4 or even a fourth floor - similar to a few high-rise buildings in the West no 13th Floor have.
The code name of the console is - as reported - currently Orbis and could perhaps later be part of the final name.
2nd - Games of the first generation will look like the high-end PC demos on watchdogs and Star Wars 1313 or Square Enix's Luminous tech demo.
PS4 demos to be shown by Sony at E3 2013th
3rd - PS4 games will not run well at 4K 'Ultra HD' resolution.
The standard resolution of the PS4 should be at 1080p and 60 fps.
If 4k can be used, then probably only for videos.
4th - Used games are not readily run on the PS4.
Sony is planning certain protections in the PS4, including perhaps an online pass or something similar.
5th - The memory should be at 4GB to 8GB
The PS4 will probably have 4GB of memory, but in the end could have 8GB: If the Microsoft Xbox 360 successor have 8GB memory, then Sony would be put under pressure and should follow suit.
6th - 16GB flash memory are planned.
7th - The PS4 will not be backwards compatible with PS3 games.
8th - Games need to be registered to PlayStation Network account.
9th - The paid premium service PlayStation Plus will be an important pillar of the PS4.
10th - Every PS4 should be shipped with a PS Move compatible controller and camera.
11th - Classic games will be available via cloud gaming (Gaikai).
12th - "In-Game" Advertising is to keep on the PS4 collection.
13th - The console will use an AMD Accelerated Processor (4 cores). The chip carries the code name "Liverpool" and is produced in a 28-nanometer process.
14th - The PS4 will cost about EUR 400 to EUR 500 in Europe, where Sony has here probably expect to lose.
Sony has not commented or confirmed the information.
There you have it. Take them for now with a grain of salt, but let's hope they actually reveal something at next year's E3!
No way would Sony force you to register a game on PSN, I call bullshit. No one in their right mind would agree to that. I'm sure the idea was wavered around, but it would destroy them.
1. You will be FORCED to accept any and all TOS agreements on PSN, even if you don't want to, so you can play the newest games.
2. Not everyone is as fortunate enough to have a working internet connection (yes I am being serious).
3. Game rentals would be non existent for PS4 games. It would just be impossible.
4. Pre-owned games (which I feel comfortable affording considering the prices) would be non existent as well. Crippling game re-sellers.
And probably a bunch of other points.
I mean even now with the activation code to play online is rubbish, what happens if I want to rent a game and test to see if the online play is worth buying the product? Seriously...
Show many many supporting titles for it then I will buy it. Make it have a good price for the games and I will buy it. Pretty good chance (like the vita) Sony will not do this and just overprice everything I am not buying this. I stood by Sony since PS1/PS2/PSP/PS3 but I will NOT stand by them with this "orbis" crap
I will play my Ps3 until it runs into the ground
Also I think the PSP STILL kicks the vita's ass with the load of homebrew/games that I can play on it still.
I rather have nostolgia in my pocket than buying a "mini ps3" it's like I am double paying for cross consoles WTF Sony really -.-
4. Despite how the industry treats them, used games really do help the industry. One because they introduce gamers to games they might not have paid full price for. Imagine somebody buying Uncharted used and liking it so much they buy the rest as well. They might not be willing to buy a game and not be able to return it if it sucks. Two, game specialty game stores don't make enough profit off of new game sales. So attacking used games means you are also attacking game retailers. That may be fine for Sony, but for many they get their games at these specialty stores. And sometimes it is the only place you can find a game locally. Stores like Walmart just do not have a good enough selection to keep the game industry afloat. This will hurt Sony far more in the future then it helps now. And lastly, they have no moral reasons to attack used game sales. When you or I buy a game used, the money may not go to Sony or whoever, but the game had to have been bought new first so the sale was already made. Imagine going to buy some used furniture and being told the manufacturers weren't going to allow it. Or buying a house and being told to vacate because you bought it from somebody else instead of contracted the construction of a new house. Everywhere else in the world it is seen normal that if you can buy something, you can sell it too. This hurts nobody, and everybody can see it. What makes game discs so different? Why is it wrong to buy a used game when it is okay to buy a used tv? The game industry likes to treat it's customers like shit. They've tried making it seem like you are buying the privilege to play the game, but not the game itself. We all know that is bullshit. They know it, we know it.
7. Yes I know some people don't care about Backwards compatibility but Sony is really going to hurt themselves by not including it for at least ps3 titles. I also understand that would also be the most difficult to acheive, but the truth is the truth. Especially in the beginning, you need something to entice gamers to your console. Ensuring backwards compatibility means your backlog of existing games can support your system until it is good enough to support itself. Failing to be backwards compatible could mean the difference between somebody buying a ps3 instead and a ps4. They might be really interested in the many good ps3 games and that would override whatever new shiny graphics the ps4 has. And for existing users, they will probably hold off for a few years before buying anyways. No BC makes that much more likely. Gaikai isn't a real solution either since many might not have a good enough connection for it, and it will probably end up a paid service.
8. Related to #4. As someone rightfully pointed out, not everybody has a stable internet connection. Actually not everybody has internet either. Up until last year, I had internet, but I got it through the use of a usb aircard, with no router that accepted the usb modem. This made connecting my ps3 or anything that was not a pc to the internet impossible. Now I have a router, but it set me back $100. Anyways. Not everybody has the kind of money to get that. But the worst thing is, is that your enjoyment of a game is tied directly to your psn contract. Sony could revoke access at any time, making all of those discs shiny coasters. Why buy games at all, there's too much risk of getting screwed. If there never was a reason to pirate, there is now. For all the moaning about drm, none of it really hurt people. This drm is definitely lethal. It's a suicide homicide for Sony. I also heard Microsoft had a similar plan to attack used games. They will destroy their brands if they keep this up. Gimping your already gimped computer is not going to make me want it more especially not over a more capable pc.
12. If I buy a game I don't want more advertising in it. It's not so much a hatred of ads, more of their use to dehumanize us. I would prefer not to beat that boss and as a cutscene ends say "this cutscene was brought to you by Burger king." Ads are distracting, which I get is their purpose, but the only reason they should be there is if it lowers the cost of the game, otherwise it goes back to feeling like I just paid more for less. It also furthers the divide between developer and gamer. We become even more just walking wallets, they become advertisers more than developers. At first, ads may support games, but it won't be long until devs start making games so they can advertise to you. I've seen this first hand on the internet. You go to a site, and five popups appear, and on the main page there are ads everywhere, and there is not enough space for any actual content. I't why I use Adblock with a white list. I allow ads on sites I trust that have proven that the ads are support, and not the other way around.
14. It really won't matter much what price it is if they have no respect for their customers. People will only bend over so many times before they want to "return the favor".