The Internet is known as a breeding ground for any and all rumors, and in this case, they’re focused on the next Sony console.
Not to be outdone by the Xbox 720 talk, recent “information” has surfaced about the next console release from Sony, suggesting it could be called the Orbis. The name may or may not be a codename, as the rumors also suggest that Sony is wanting to get away from the Playstation name, much as they left behind the PSP brand with the Vita’s development.
Among proposed Orbis features in these rumors are the capability to output games at a 4096 x 2160 resolution (beyond the capability of most televisions), a focus on motion interaction using the Playstation Eye peripheral, and a lack of backwards compatibility (similar to when the newer PS3 consoles left the ability to play PS2 games behind).
There were some additional illustrations involving the Orbis console, posted along with the rumors on Kotaku, but the images were later removed.
While the urge to escape the trend established by previous consoles is understandable, the direction suggested by these rumors is curious; how would Sony’s supposed “new”approach to a mainstream gaming console compare to the Xbox 720? Nothing’s been confirmed yet, so keep watching here for any solid news regarding future gaming consoles.