Report: Playstation 4 Development; Sony shipping Kits will announced before E3 2013

VG247 has published a ton of development details about “Orbis” simply Playstation 4

Major  PS4 details development kits,   Orbis or Playstation 4  will   based on AMD’s A10 APU series. An announcements coming before E3 2013

VG247′s report about PS4  kits has been posted below.

– Will have Blu-ray
– Not  made in Japan
– New devkits already shipped to developers
– The kit is housed in a normal PC case
– Four versions of the dev kit
– Previous version was  a graphics card

Version shipping now is a “modified PC”
– Third version in January will be close to final spec
– Final version will be with developers “next summer”
– Some US developers were at a “disclosure meeting” at Sony’s offices this week
– Further meeting to take place in the coming weeks
–   Sony tells studios what he machine is designed to do
– The company also details hardware and shows a set of presentations
– One source says Sony is only calling it Orbis
– Also said that “PS4″ isn’t being used at meeting
– Based on AMD’s A10 APU series
– APU is a combined CPU and GPU
– The console’s APU was described as a “derivative” of existing A10 hardware
– Hardware “based on A10 system and base platform”
– Ultimate goal for hardware is to run 1080p60 games in 3D with “no problem”
– Sony also wants to make a machine that’s powerful enough for “today and tomorrow’s market”
– Dev kits have “either 8Gb or 16Gb of RAM. Deduce from that what you will.”
– Hard drive will be 256GB “as standard”
– Unclear if it’ll be a normal HDD or a solid state drive
– Sony wants to make something “very affordable” but “isn’t a slouch”
– Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity
– HDMI out
– There was “no difference” between PS3 and Orbis input/output
– Revamped UI
– Press the PS button mid-game and travel “anywhere” on the system
– Ex: buy DLC from the PS Store mid-game and then return seamlessly to the game
– System will be designed to accept system and product updates in the background
– It will “always be in standby mode”
– When you set the console up, you’ll be asked if you want to allow background downloads
– No details have been given on the pad as yet; confirmation expected this month
– Will be announced at event “just before E3″ next year