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Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 Orbis OS Development Details Surface

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65w 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."


 

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

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83w 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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83w 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."


 

Sony / Gaikai Registers PlayStation Cloud Domains for PS4 Launch

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83w ago - Just days after the PS4 / Orbis controller prototype surfacing, today [Register or Login to view links] has revealed that Sony / Gaikai has registered PlayStation Cloud domains in preparation for tomorrow's PlayStation 4 launch.

To quote: "Superannuation has dug up domains for '[Register or Login to view links]', '[Register or Login to view links]' and '[Register or Login to view links]', all registered on February 15 by Gaikai - the cloud gaming service which Sony acquired in July last year.

This comes just as the industry braces for what it expects to be the unveiling of Sony's next-generation PlayStation 4, or codename 'Orbis', at tomorrow's NYC event.

A report last week claimed that the PlayStation 4 will be capable of playing PS3 games via...
 

Video: Sony Speaks on PlayStation Evolution: The Beginning

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83w ago - Following up on their first promotional video teaser, today Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman speaks to fans on PlayStation Evolution: The Beginning in a new video below.

To quote: PlayStation's arrival to the world of gaming signaled a change in the status quo and a sign of things to come. The original PlayStation system emerged in 1994 in Japan as a dark horse challenger, a seemingly outgunned newcomer entering a crowded field dominated by legends of the 16-bit era.

PlayStation's advanced technology and innovative controller design won raves with critics and gamers, and in 1995, the system expanded to North America, Europe, and Australia.

Accompanied by a powerful salvo of titles including WipEout, Crash Bandicoot, and Gran Turismo, PlayStation's rapid rise marked the end of one era of videogames and the dawn of another. The world was never the same.





Be sure to visit our [Register or Login to view links] in the coming days as we present the evolution of PlayStation and recap our greatest moments.



 
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