• General, Rumour, Uncategorized , 30.11.2012

     

    Sony won’t name the next PlayStation “PS4″, a new rumor claims, instead the new machine will be called ‘PlayStation Omni’ and will be released in September 2013, way before Microsoft launches Xbox Durango.

    To quote:

    Sony is near the middle end part of their Project Orbis, their next generation PS4. It will not be called Playstation 4, teams have started to call the final name as Omni. Omni will reflect their new hardware and content delivery philosophy. Omni will be very capable of doing 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 key is the Omniviewer, a thin, lite and slick head mounted autosteroptic display that can track the users head and presents a 360 image view with semi transparent AMOLED screens. This can turn any TV into a 3D TV, as well as add extra augmented reality information outside of the TV screen. One application from an entertainment perspective seeing movies in 2k, 4k or IMAX resolutions as their original size where you have to move your head to look at the full picture being displayed. Can also synch with the Vita. The new controllers whether its 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.

     
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    1. japsander
      11-30-2012
      01:46 AM
      1

      The 3d headtracking was done on the Wii and it looks awesome.
      Good to see Sony implement something cool if real.

    2. BobbyBangin
      11-30-2012
      01:55 AM
      2

      A lot of what the sensor is doing sounds similar to what the Kinect 2.0 is supposed to do. And like [MENTION=52506]japsander[/MENTION] mentioned, it was something already developed by Wii. Plus I already have an app that can turn my my TV into a 3D TV. It's called the Bino 3D player. If they don't come up with something better I'm going to stick with my PC.

    3. Sidewinder_2011
      11-30-2012
      02:02 AM
      3

      Originally Posted by BobbyBangin
      A lot of what the sensor is doing sounds similar to what the Kinect 2.0 is supposed to do. And like [MENTION=52506]japsander[/MENTION] mentioned, it was something already developed by Wii. Plus I already have an app that can turn my my TV into a 3D TV. It's called the Bino 3D player. If they don't come up with something better I'm going to stick with my PC.
      whats the diffence between Bino 3D player and a 3dtv ?

    4. BobbyBangin
      11-30-2012
      02:15 AM
      4

      Originally Posted by carldenning
      whats the diffence between Bino 3D player and a 3dtv ?
      http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php...highlight=bino

    5. havok7
      11-30-2012
      02:31 AM
      5

      so we go withe the next xbox,to me the power is what it matters

    6. japsander
      11-30-2012
      02:41 AM
      6

      Head Tracking for Desktop VR Displays using the WiiRemote - YouTube

      here is the demo of the technology.
      its a shame that once again, profits will be made from other peoples innovations but ill be happy to have it implemented if it is done correctly and not simply added as a gimmick in games like forza head tracking lol

    7. zecoxao
      11-30-2012
      12:37 PM
      7

      i don't like the new name of it, even if it might not be the definitive one. Omni, who does Sony think they are, God?

      Heh, maybe they do really think like that...

    8. Killua.Raiton
      11-30-2012
      12:38 PM
      8

      Xbox Durango ? does Durango mean red rings of death in another language ?
      The new Playstation looks cool , let's see how long THAT takes to be hacked :3.

    9. Annelies
      11-30-2012
      12:46 PM
      9

      Omni? The Omnitrix...

    10. Trivia618
      11-30-2012
      12:52 PM
      10

      Originally Posted by Annelies
      Omni? The Omnitrix...
      Funny as they take everything (even from crappy cartoon network shows)...

      [SPOILER]Ben 10[/SPOILER]

    11. first2bomb
      11-30-2012
      12:59 PM
      11

      Hopefully the ps4 will be cracked so we can emulators :D and if the console is powerful enough or easier to code on we could see a N64/DREAMCAST fully functional emulators :-) imagine the power for emulation on the ps4! would be cool to get a gamecube emulator as well if thats even possible :D its a shame sony is going to tank the ps4 with major security :-( unless mod chips make a come back :D we better be able to play 2nd games as the rumor of games being locked on to 1 account hopefully wont be true........ or well back to dreamcast again :D

    12. bigo93
      11-30-2012
      01:01 PM
      12

      Kind of an ironinc name isnt is. Omni means All, and yet forget about being BS with PS1 and PS2 games, it wont even be BC with PS3 games!

      So forget being named Omni, it should be called the Unus

    13. SeanP2500
      11-30-2012
      01:21 PM
      13

      the unus mwahhahah yeah i am not digging the name omni but just calling it ps4 would be kinda stale...how bout go apple route...playstation lol from now on it's just sony's latest playstation release....

      truth is omega might be better choice i wonder if this will be their last console prior to the company being acquired by a larger corp like apple...

    14. hellsing9
      11-30-2012
      01:35 PM
      14

      Omni = All (Latin)
      Vita = Life (Latin)
      OtherOS = Something removed (Latin)

    15. Armen1er
      11-30-2012
      01:38 PM
      15

      That's messed up these POS at Sony stole the idea of the Oculus Rift developed by
      Palmer Lucky. http://www.oculusvr.com/

    16. japsander
      11-30-2012
      01:48 PM
      16

      there have been others in the past. oculus is nothing new
      vuzix have had a VR HMD out for years now and there are quite a few other ones with better quality as vuzix are only vga

      the ps4 one isnt the same as oculus
      the HMD is transparent to show augmented overlay (like google glass) and the headtracking works in the same way as the vid i posted earlier where the tv picture moves as if the screen is a window (hence the making any tv virtually 3d) thats what i gather from the announcement anyway

      thanks for the oculus link though. bookmarked for potential purchase

    17. razblade77
      11-30-2012
      02:03 PM
      17

      sounds like a load of bull. infact all ps4 rumors so far look fake to me but my bet is on intel/nvidia and next xbox going intel/amd.

    18. synce
      11-30-2012
      04:29 PM
      18

      Stopped reading at "head mounted" lol Someone's been watching too many scifi movies. This ain't happening anytime soon. And if there's one thing Sony should've learned from the failure of 3D it's that people don't like putting even glasses on their head

    19. fanboysarestupid
      11-30-2012
      04:33 PM
      19

      Meh, I always thought of the next Xbox as "Xbox Infinity" and PlayStation as "PlayStation Orbis" both codenames given.

      "PlayStation Omni" would be weirder than "Wii U".

    20. SuperDre
      11-30-2012
      04:46 PM
      20

      I'm sorry, but this sounds completely like BS to me.. I don't see Sony putting out a new console without real next gen graphics, just like MS will with their new xbox.. otherwise I see Sony loosing out to MS on more than one level..

    21. oPolo
      11-30-2012
      05:08 PM
      21

      Don't call it Omni, then I cannot use the word in the latin context anymore without it being mistaken for the PS or linked to it

    22. japsander
      11-30-2012
      05:25 PM
      22

      the next big step in graphics will be photorealism but the rest of the hardware isnt there yet. there is only so much they can accomplish in console form.

      hell, even PC isnt there yet

    23. McHaggis
      11-30-2012
      07:20 PM
      23

      How much are two transparent AMOLEDs going to cost? There aren't any in commercial products at the moment, so what does that tell us? If you thought the Wii U GamePad was a pricey peripheral, just wait until you have to drop �200+ on a replacement PS4 headset. I know they're working with Panasonic to get the costs down, but I can't see this being true at all.

    24. Armen1er
      11-30-2012
      08:25 PM
      24

      Originally Posted by japsander
      there have been others in the past. oculus is nothing new
      vuzix have had a VR HMD out for years now and there are quite a few other ones with better quality as vuzix are only vga

      the ps4 one isnt the same as oculus
      the HMD is transparent to show augmented overlay (like google glass) and the headtracking works in the same way as the vid i posted earlier where the tv picture moves as if the screen is a window (hence the making any tv virtually 3d) thats what i gather from the announcement anyway

      thanks for the oculus link though. bookmarked for potential purchase
      Yea but the oculus is different. Its the closest thing to VR according to many reviewers. You're immersed in the game. Available HMD look as if you're looking at a screen far away. The oculus has 3D and you actually feel as if you're in the game. You should search on YouTube for oculus videos which have interviews with epic games the Creator of doom valve etc. When I saw the reviews I was amazed and they already raised $2.5 million on kickstarter in a few months. You can purchase a dev kit for $300 and it comes with an sdk with unreal 3 oculus compatible Doom BFG and the first Oculus ready title Hawken comes out 12-12-12. I'm really thinking about jumping in but I am no developer so if I do buy it I will play it for a bit and donate it to a dev so they can possibly make world's/homebrew games maybe even kinect integration or whatever they come up with. The possibilities are endless IMO. One can only dream lol. If you want more updates they're updating their kickstarter page. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...the-game/posts
      I hope people see the potential of this as I do. Peace.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Also vuzix says
      provide a 35-degree diagonal field of view, allowing you to see more of your virtual worlds than ever before.
      the oculus has an 110-degree field of view.

    25. concretecork
      11-30-2012
      08:42 PM
      25

      Originally Posted by hellsing9
      Omni = All (Latin)
      Vita = Life (Latin)
      OtherOS = Something removed (Latin)
      elections are over but..
      They should have named it OB/omni = F*ck*d

    26. fanboysarestupid
      11-30-2012
      09:00 PM
      26

      If the fourth PlayStation console were called officially "Omni" I could see people making jokes of Omni and Ovni.

      Nonetheless, it would indeed be funny, regardless of whether it'd be regular people or fanboys.

    27. no0byme
      11-30-2012
      11:53 PM
      27

      Originally Posted by japsander
      the next big step in graphics will be photorealism but the rest of the hardware isnt there yet. there is only so much they can accomplish in console form.

      hell, even PC isnt there yet
      PC is already there (well, almost.) You just need to spend $2,000+ to build a PC. Once you have a godly PC, run well-known games with crazy mods and there you go. I had built my PC back in early 2011 and overclocked the **** out of everything, and then I played Crysis (the 2007 game?) with graphic mods, the graphics were really godly.

      PS4, Xbox 4, whatever... won't be the same as PC in terms of graphics and core speeds. Basically, if you want something cheaper and also 3d, go for PS4 / Xbox. If you want much better graphics and willing to spend a lot more money, go for PC.

    28. jorru6
      11-30-2012
      11:59 PM
      28

      I wont Even Bother Paying for another $ONY product as the way they have treated their customers. Their so worried about their SSS they removed other OS and will continue removing stuff i can already see cloud gamming an excuse for them to tell us we only will rent right to use the game/console ect..
      so why would anyone that actually bought a $ONY product with the great treatment they have giving us.
      yup $ONY is getting alot of $$$ from me ill buy a wii u and posibly XBOX
      $ONY very doubtfull.

    29. LoboGuara
      12-01-2012
      12:37 AM
      29

      For me "omni" sounds generic. But I like latin words (my RL name is a Latin word)

      Well, If they release something that I want to play, I'll buy it. I've never bought a game console thinking about who manufactured.

      What I mean: I have not bought an xbox360: I bought a device that allowed me to play Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon and Bayonetta. I could say the same about PS3 (GOW, Uncharted, Super Stardust) , PSP (Ultimate GNG, Crysis Core) or any other console.

      After all, some people still buy videogames because of the games

    30. LoverboySimer
      12-01-2012
      01:38 AM
      30

      But what about Playstation Kelo
      i mean it means nothing, not even nothing

      but i think playstaion 4 will be the best name for it.
      PS Vita should have been named PSP 2

    31. bubblious3
      12-01-2012
      02:16 AM
      31

      All I can say is that's retarded.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by LoboGuara
      For me "omni" sounds generic. But I like latin words (my RL name is a Latin word)

      Well, If they release something that I want to play, I'll buy it. I've never bought a game console thinking about who manufactured.

      What I mean: I have not bought an xbox360: I bought a device that allowed me to play Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon and Bayonetta. I could say the same about PS3 (GOW, Uncharted, Super Stardust) , PSP (Ultimate GNG, Crysis Core) or any other console.

      After all, some people still buy videogames because of the games

      I just bought my wii u on launch because of zombiu. It was worth every penny and my whole family is actually having a blast with it.

    32. BobbyBangin
      12-01-2012
      02:53 AM
      32

      Originally Posted by bubblious3
      All I can say is that's retarded.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      It's actually pretty f'n cool. I use it all the time. You sound retarded

    33. stevorkz
      12-01-2012
      03:38 AM
      33

      Originally Posted by bubblious3
      All I can say is that's retarded.
      Care to explain? Because I think its pretty epic and Im going to try it out on my old pc with my GTS250

      Either you don't understand what the program does or you don't like awesome, useful and free software.

    34. ChaseHammer
      12-01-2012
      07:03 PM
      34

      if its not named PlayStation 4 it will fail...

      more and more and more why i keep getting more reasons to not update past PS3 and NGP (*cough* vita).