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Rumour: PS4 is codenamed Orbis

Used-game counter-tech also rumoured to be integrated in the new machine

A codename and some more information have surfaced on the as-yet unannounced PlayStation 4.

A source not authorised to talk about the next-gen PlayStation hardware (most probably due to an iron-clad non-disclosure agreement) has confirmed that the new console is being developed under the codename of Orbis.

More information was also leaked suggesting that the Orbis will not be backwards compatible with PS3 games and the games would ship on Blu-Ray and as a PSN download (possibly simultaneously like the PS Vita) and the machine will be locked to a single PSN account. It is also believed that it will feature some kind of method of restricting the use of second-hand games.

The final piece of the puzzle revealed by the source was a basic system specification. Orbis is to be powered by an AMD X64 processor and an AMD Southern Islands giving it a potential 2D resolution of 4096 x 2160 and upgrading the 3D resolution to full 1080p.

So far none of this information has been confirmed by Sony but it does tally with other rumours that have been circulating over the past six months.

Thanks Kotaku.

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