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Video: PlayStation 4 (PS4) Developer Kits Version 2 Surface at IGN


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87w ago - Following up on the previous rumor and PS4 (Orbis) details, IGN has shared some video footage and details on Version 2 of the PlayStation 4 (PS4) Developer Kits below.

According to their source, a new version 2 of the PlayStation 4 dev kit is currently being distributed to developers with the final version expected next year.

To quote from their page (linked above): Anonymous sources have reportedly told [Register or Login to view links] that new versions of the Orbis kit are winging their way to developers, replete with Blu-ray support and housed in the humble cases of normal PCs.

This is apparently the second iteration of the dev kit; the first, which appeared earlier this year, was in essence just a graphics card, while this version is now a "modified PC". The report asserts that the next update will come in January, when it'll be close to final specifications, with the ultimate version landing with devs next summer.

The shipping of the Orbis kit apparently follows a series of meetings held by Sony in the US this week, where the company explained what the machine was designed to do and how to get the most out of it. Interestingly, at these meetings it's been claimed that Sony didn't refer to the machine as "the PlayStation 4" at all, instead opting to use the "Orbis" title at all times.

The dev kits are apparently based on the AMD’s A10 APU series and come with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM, as well as the Blu-ray drive already mentioned and a 256GB hard drive as standard. This is to ensure that the console will be able to run 1080p60 games in 3D.

The Orbis kits have both Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, as well as HDMI out slots; so pretty much exactly what you'd expect to find on your current PlayStation 3. However, the big reported difference comes with the UI, which has been designed to be more fluid and allow extensive navigation anywhere on the system simply by pressing the PS button mid-game. This was demoed to the assembled masses by purchasing DLC from the PS Store without quitting the game.

No details were leaked about the system's controller. IGN reached out to Sony for comment, but were told the company "doesn't comment on rumor and speculation."












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Djmatrix32's Avatar
#40 - Djmatrix32 - 89w ago
I wouldn't expect it to BC with the PS3 seeing how disastrous the BC Ps3 was. I feel Sony wants to make it cheaper to be able to compete more effectively.

PS3GAMER20111's Avatar
#39 - PS3GAMER20111 - 89w ago
this is not PS4. it is $onystation 4. lol

DemonoidMaster's Avatar
#38 - DemonoidMaster - 89w ago
Sony, with all due (dis)respect... SCREW YOU AND YOUR PS4!! if i cant play my ps3 games on your new system, have to register my games online before i can play them (ppl with no internet are messed) then you wont get a single penny outta me... 

Ps: Ingame adverts? What the heck are you thinking? I dont want to see adverts while on loading screens and the likes...

Oh and an online pass to be allowed to use your new ps4 online (if not even be allowed to use it at all ).. Users buying a ps4 used are butthurt too once again...

SceneFree's Avatar
#37 - SceneFree - 89w ago
Thanks for this info

edwardecl's Avatar
#36 - edwardecl - 89w ago
But why are Sony choosing X86 over ARM? The fact that Sony is changing architectures so much recently must really annoy developers...

PS1 = MIPS
PS2 = MIPS
PSP = MIPS
PS3 = CELL/PPC
VITA = ARM
PS4 = X86 ?!?

If it's ever modded at least you should be able to play some PC and some old Xbox games... and have outdated inefficient architecture.

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