Report: Playstation 4 Development; Sony shipping Kits will announced before E3 2013

Friday,November 2, 2012By Charly Pierre

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VG247 has published a ton of development details about “Orbis” simply Playstation 4

Major  PS4 details development kits,   Orbis or Playstation 4  will   based on AMD’s A10 APU series. An announcements coming before E3 2013

VG247′s report about PS4  kits has been posted below.

- Will have Blu-ray
- Not  made in Japan
- New devkits already shipped to developers
- The kit is housed in a normal PC case
- Four versions of the dev kit
- Previous version was  a graphics card
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Version shipping now is a “modified PC”
- Third version in January will be close to final spec
- Final version will be with developers “next summer”
- Some US developers were at a “disclosure meeting” at Sony’s offices this week
- Further meeting to take place in the coming weeks
-   Sony tells studios what he machine is designed to do
- The company also details hardware and shows a set of presentations
- One source says Sony is only calling it Orbis
- Also said that “PS4″ isn’t being used at meeting
- Based on AMD’s A10 APU series
- APU is a combined CPU and GPU
- The console’s APU was described as a “derivative” of existing A10 hardware
- Hardware “based on A10 system and base platform”
- Ultimate goal for hardware is to run 1080p60 games in 3D with “no problem”
- Sony also wants to make a machine that’s powerful enough for “today and tomorrow’s market”
- Dev kits have “either 8Gb or 16Gb of RAM. Deduce from that what you will.”
- Hard drive will be 256GB “as standard”
- Unclear if it’ll be a normal HDD or a solid state drive
- Sony wants to make something “very affordable” but “isn’t a slouch”
- Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity
- HDMI out
- There was “no difference” between PS3 and Orbis input/output
- Revamped UI
- Press the PS button mid-game and travel “anywhere” on the system
- Ex: buy DLC from the PS Store mid-game and then return seamlessly to the game
- System will be designed to accept system and product updates in the background
- It will “always be in standby mode”
- When you set the console up, you’ll be asked if you want to allow background downloads
- No details have been given on the pad as yet; confirmation expected this month
- Will be announced at event “just before E3″ next year

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