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Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 Orbis OS Development Details Surface

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69w ago - Today some Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 Orbis OS development details have surfaced from VGLeaks (linked above) as follows, to quote:

"We have some details about the development of the PlayStation 4 OS.

The Operating System is called "Orbis OS". It is a modified version of FreeBSD 9.0.

We aren't sure if this will bring again the "Other OS" functions to PlayStation 4 (remember that this option enabled PlayStation 3 to install other OS in the console like linux or windows).

When you boot up a second-gen development kit, you will be prompted with several options, as you can see in the next captures:

More options appear when you choose startup settings:

As you can imagine you have either a console mode or a graphic mode (the one you will see in a retail PlayStation 4).

Here you can see some images of the console mode and some of the files/directories in the devkit:

We'll try to add more information in the future."


 

PSNSSS - Codenames for PlayStation 4 (PS4) / Orbis Stores by SKFU

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76w ago - Following up on his previous update, today PlayStation 3 hacker SKFU has now shared a few more details on PSNSSS codenames below for PlayStation 4 (PS4) / Orbis stores.

To quote: PSNSSS - Codenames

PSNSSS development continues. Since not all products can be found via a simple search, because some have a flag which forbid to be found this way; I implemented a browsing function.

While browsing the now 522 different stores I noticed a few codenames multiple times:

  • CHIHIRO
  • HAMMERHEAD
  • SWORDFISH

It is still unknown what they mean, but based on the information gathered until now it seems those are codenames for upcoming SONY platforms.

I hope to be able to improve the app further to get more details on this matter.

From sinsizer: It contains Information about the game/dlc or whatever the contentID belongs to. You can also find "apollo" links which are used for the store png's etc..blabla...

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Finally, from JonahUK:...
 

First PlayStation 4 (PS4) / Orbis Products Spotted via PSN by SKFU

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77w ago - Today German PlayStation 3 hacker SKFU has [Register or Login to view links] that the first PlayStation 4 (PS4) / Orbis products have been spotted via PSN.

While there aren't many details available yet besides the picture below, here is what he states:

PS4 - PSN preparations began. Time to start research

First PS4/Orbis products already spotted via PSN, getting interested

From Wololo (via wololo.net/2013/05/03/ps4-test-data-and-upcoming-content-spotted-on-psn-by-hacker/): PS4 Test Data and upcoming content spotted on PSN by hacker

PS3 scene member SKFU is known for his habit of sniffing and manipulating networks packets (in particular he likes to tinker the stuff Sony doesn’t necessarily want you to see when communications happen between your home network and the PSN). Today he spotted some content on the PSN that seems to be test data for the upcoming PS4.

Using what is apparently a private tools of his (interestingly named “psnsss” a.k.a. PSN Store Secrets Search), SKFU has found some test products related to the PS4, on the PSN. He revealed his findings with a simple screenshot that can be found below.

From what I can see on the screenshot, the test data is not...
 

BREAKiNG NEWS: Sony Officially Announces PlayStation 4 / PS4, Details!

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87w ago - Today Sony's CEO Andrew House has officially announced the PlayStation 4 / PS4 console and DualShock 4 controller (similar to the prototype) at PlayStation Meeting 2013!

The Sony PlayStation 4 console will come with 8GB of RAM (additional specs HERE and below) and also include a sleep function allowing gamers to pause PS4 games at any time and resume them from where they left off whenever they wish.

The Sony DualShock 4 controllers will offer a touch pad on the front, a light bar to set apart players alongside a Kinect-style camera to keep track of all connected controllers.

Here are the official Sony Press Releases for those interested:


 

Sony Patent Reveals New Form of Interactive Advertising for PS4

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87w ago - According to a recently uncovered Sony [Register or Login to view links], it appears they are planning to implement a new form of interactive advertising in their next-generation PS4 / PlayStation 4 gaming console.

Below are the details from DualPixels.com (linked above), to quote: "SCEA is going next gen even with advertisements. Discovered just before PS4's imminent announcement, this new Sony patent shows new motion tech which allows you to interact with the advertisement.

This new form of marketing allows users to speed up the time of the ad by collaborating with it to complete virtual food orders; think Burger King.

The patent also seem to have a ton of social inter-connectivity as rumored that PS4 would sport large amounts of integration with the social networking universe. Check it out for yourself."


 
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