More details are emerging about the next Sony PlayStation, widely believed to be called the PlayStation 4.
Later this year or early next, Microsoft and Sony are widely expected to release a pair of new video game consoles. Details on the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4, as they're often called, have been pretty hard to come by – maybe there will be some sort of augmented-reality set-up on the Xbox, and maybe there'll be some sort of biometric sensor on the PlayStation controller.
But today, courtesy of the tech site Kotaku, comes perhaps the most concrete report on the next PlayStation, which is being tested under the name Orbis. According to Kotaku, it obtained its info from "more than 90 PDFs" of "official documentation," although it is careful to stress that things could still change considerably before the device launches.
Kotaku still doesn't know what the PS4 will look like, nor what kind of shape its controllers will take. Here's what it does know: the console will likely see an eight-core AMD64 central processing unit and an AMD R10XX graphics processing unit – big, powerful stuff. There will be a Blu-ray drive, 8GB of system memory, and four USB ports.