PS4 Rumors Circulating

Recently, a German PlayStation magazine has released some details for the as-of-yet officially announced PS4. Some of the information translated doesn’t make a lot of sense, and Sony hasn’t ye comment on or confirmed the information provided.I’ll list it below here and let you see for yourself.

Some of the most interesting bits revealed are that: The PS4 will have a name and not a number due to the number 4 having bad connotations in Japan, the PS4 will not support used games, they will be showing off PS4 demos at E3 2014, the PS4 won’t be backwards compatible, and the PS4 will come with 4-8 GB of memory.

The small amount of memory hints that PS4 will be relying heavily on cloud saving. However, it might just be faulty translation and not the real end number. The entire list of the magazines leaks/rumors will follow:

  • The code name of the console is – as reported – currently Orbis and could perhaps later be part of the final name.
  • Second 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
  • Third 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 16GB flash memory are planned.
  • The PS4 will not be backwards compatible with PS3 games.
  • Games need to be registered to PlayStation Network account.
  • The paid premium service PlayStation Plus will be an important pillar of the PS4.
  •  Every PS4 should be shipped with a PS Move compatible controller and camera.
  •  Classic games will be available via cloud gaming (Gaikai).
  • “In-Game” Advertising is to keep on the PS4 collection.
  • 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.
  • The PS4 will cost about EUR 400 to EUR 500 in Europe, where Sony has here probably expect to lose.

I would be really disappointed if it were true that Sony was going to attempt to fend off used games from their system. I really hope that this part is just a rumor- I don’t want to have to give up my favorite system because of a single bad decision!

What do you think of the PS4 rumors? And what do you want the new system to utilize the most? I love PlayStation Plus, and I am definitely looking forward to more integration of it and the Vita in the new console.

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