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For one, the console's nameβ€”or at least its codename/working titleβ€”is apparently Orbis. And it's being planned for release in time for the 2013 holiday season.

Our main source supplied some basic specs for the console, but as the future is always in motion, bear in mind these could easily change between now and the Orbis' retail release. Still, if you'd like to know what developers are being told to plan for now, here you go.
  • AMD x64 CPU
  • AMD Southern Islands GPU

The former, that's largely something we've heard before, but the latter is interesting. That's the name given to many of AMD's 2012 roster of high-end PC cards. The PS4's GPU in particular, we're told, will be capable of displaying Orbis games at a resolution of up to 4096x2160, which is far in excess of the needs of most current HDTV sets. It'll also be capable of playing 3D games in 1080p (the PS3 could only safely manage 3D at 720p).

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If consoles of this generation can do 1080p @ 60FPS, I'd be happy enough with that.

The 30FPS on consoles has to go.
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I hope Orbis isn't what they are actually going to use. "I'm going to buy an Orbis" doesn't sound as good as "I'm going to buy a PS4"
   
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I hope Orbis isn't what they are actually going to use. "I'm going to buy an Orbis" doesn't sound as good as "I'm going to buy a PS4"

That is just a working title for PS4, it will be still called PS4. They code name so people don't find out or vice versa and become more interested before release.
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That is just a working title for PS4, it will be still called PS4. They code name so people don't find out or vice versa and become more interested before release.

Vita was originally a code name. Just sayin'
   
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I hope it would launch sooner, maybe console ports would finally start to have good graphics and DX11 features.
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That is just a working title for PS4, it will be still called PS4. They code name so people don't find out or vice versa and become more interested before release.

Vita was originally a code name. Just sayin'
Actually the vita code name afaik was NGP (Next Gen. Portable)

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Actually the vita code name afaik was NGP (Next Gen. Portable)
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Actually the vita code name afaik was NGP (Next Gen. Portable)
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Yeah doesnt matter which code name/ working title, it will be called PS4. It would be a different case if they change the name all together
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Awesome, so Sony will be the first to release a next gen system after all.
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