Rumor Mill: Next Sony console will suck as much as the next rumored Xbox
Kotaku claims that a reliable source leaked info about the next Sony console. A source which they say has not let them down in the past. The Orbis is the current working name for the PS4. It's release is expected to hit the 2013 holiday season. Sure enough, when a Sony spokesperson was presented with this rumor they chose to not comment, sticking to their policy of not dignifying rumors and speculation with responses.
You're all gonna love this. The Orbis, much like the rumor about Xbox's project Durango, is not going to be supportive of used games. An always online DRM will be implemented which requires the gamer to be online first in order to get their game started. After registering the title to the PSN account the game will be locked to just that PSN account. If the consumer trades their game in; the new owner will be "limited in what they can do" as Kotaku puts it. What that limit is is unknown since the source wasn't able to go into specifics about such measures. Games can also be purchased via a direct download and can be downloaded again at a later time should the gamer need to free up some space on their hard drive. Those days of bringing your video games over to a friends house are gonna become just a distant memory.
No backwards compatibility with PS3 games. Rather than just pick up backwards compatibility and later remove it; Sony isn't going to so much as even try it this time around. Let's just hope that this is being done to take full advantage of the system's space age hardware but I am not prone to believe that.
Here's how the specs are gonna look like.
AMD X64 processor
AMD Southern Islands graphics card
Able to display games at 4096X2160 (provided you have a display that goes that high)
Run 3D games in 1080p
I highly doubt that the massive resolution that the system supports is even true. PC gaming GPU's and monitors can't even come close to that.
Keep in mind that this rumor is precisely that. A rumor. So don't get your hopes or pitchforks up yet. I know had to hold back the urge to incite an angry mob myself.