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Next-gen PlayStation and Xbox features revealed.

#1THMBZDownGNZUpPosted 12/3/2012 2:45:46 PM(edited)
Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 features revealed

For those gamers who are anxious for the next-generation of consoles to come out, you are in for a treat because a lot more information on both the Xbox 720 and the Playstation 4 has become available.

Gaming Bolt reported yesterday, Dec. 2, that a source close to those working on the Xbox 720 and the Playstation 4 revealed some major details about the next-generation consoles.

One of the first pieces of information is that the new Sony console wonít be called the Playstation 4. It is currently going by the code name Orbis, but Sony has chosen a name for the console that reflects on the direction they want in regards to the next generation console.

"Sony is near the middle end part of their Project Orbis, their next generation PS4. It will not be called Playstation 4, [as] teams have started to call the final name as Omni. Omni will reflect their new hardware and content delivery philosophy.Ē

The source also had this to say about the new Playstation, "Omni will be 'very capable' of [displaying] modern day graphics compared to a Direct X 11 level of technology like Unreal Engine 4 and Frostbite 2. Compared to Wii U, it is better, but not the biggest leap in the world according to developer friends of mine.

"The new controllers, whether itís the Duo-Moves or the Classic DuoShock, will have pulse sensors in the grips for biofeedback gameplay. Plans are a Basic Unit with 160 gigs and just the system with controller at $350-$399 and one with the Omniviewer and a pack-in game for $450-$499. Aims are for a September 2013 launch.Ē

For Microsoft, it seems that the Xbox 720 will have double the power that the Wii U and Omni possess.

"[Xbox 720 is] slated to be the most powerful out of all the next-gen consoles. [It will be] about 4 to 6 times more powerful than Wii U and 2 to 3 times more powerful than Playstation Omni. The project has gone through many name iterations and will not be decided on until shortly before itís E3 unveiling.

"They are thinking of 'soft launching' it Holiday November 2013 and then have a full blow out in the summer. All units will come with Kinect 2 built in which can track up to four people, all objects in the living room, clothing, face structure and fingers. It can also understand different voices and has its own PPU.

"The system is going to be very expensive in the $499 range so Microsoft is planning on using a remodeled Xbox Live (Possibly renamed X-Box Life) [and will] offer a Pro (Gold) subscription [with a] two or three-year contract to sell with the unit at $300 Ė $399.Ē

The sourceís reports show that there are many first party and third party games in the works for both systems. However, it is important to note that for the time being it is all just rumor and speculation.

Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/xbox-720-and-playstation-4-features-revealed
#2Garr-Posted 12/3/2012 2:35:25 PM
Yay more rumors!
#3OfficerTJHookaPosted 12/3/2012 2:37:40 PM
LOL dirtsheets
#4RyuuHou25Posted 12/3/2012 2:38:49 PM
I cannot wait to see the hilarity that is the subscription based console from M$ and the massive amounts of people complaining about it, when they realize what they've actually signed up for, and how M$ tricked them, and should have been more upfront, and blah blah blah.

Going to die laughing.
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#5KevoCSCSPosted 12/3/2012 2:39:33 PM
Wonder if the name Omni is a tribute to Final Fantasy VII's Omniblade, the game that helped Sony win the 5th generation console war against Nintendo.
#6params7Posted 12/3/2012 2:41:02 PM(edited)

"[Xbox 720 is] slated to be the most powerful out of all the next-gen consoles. [It will be] about 4 to 6 times more powerful than Wii U and 2 to 3 times more powerful than Playstation Omni.


lol Sony dead on arrival, if this is true.
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#7KevoCSCSPosted 12/3/2012 2:41:12 PM
params7 posted...

"[Xbox 720 is] slated to be the most powerful out of all the next-gen consoles. [It will be] about 4 to 6 times more powerful than Wii U and 2 to 3 times more powerful than Playstation Omni.


lol Sony dead on arrival.


Well at least it's still more powerful than the Wii U.
#8zyrax2301Posted 12/3/2012 2:42:56 PM
"The new controllers, whether itís the Duo-Moves or the Classic DuoShock, will have pulse sensors in the grips for biofeedback gameplay

They're calling rumble Biofeedback now?

God damn Mass Effect!
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#9chiefofsb78Posted 12/3/2012 2:43:50 PM
No matter what the PS4 is called people will still use the PS4 name the most and as for the Xbox being so much more powerful than the PS4 LMAO
#10params7Posted 12/3/2012 2:56:47 PM
KevoCSCS posted...
params7 posted...

"[Xbox 720 is] slated to be the most powerful out of all the next-gen consoles. [It will be] about 4 to 6 times more powerful than Wii U and 2 to 3 times more powerful than Playstation Omni.


lol Sony dead on arrival.


Well at least it's still more powerful than the Wii U.


ps3/x360 are more powerful than the wiiu.
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