5comments Rumor: Sony's next system won't play used games
Posted Thu 29th Mar 2012 3:42am by Ruser Saldana
New system called "Orbis," won't be backwards compatible.
According to a Kotaku source, Sony's next console could prevent owners from playing used games. It is reported that games for the system, known as Orbis, will be locked to a single PSN account and must be played on a system with an internet connection.
Kotaku believes used games "will be limited to a trial mode or some other form of content restriction, with consumers having to pay a fee to unlock/register the full game."
Whether or not "Orbis" is the system's actual name or just a codename is not known. It is rumored to have an AMD x64 CPU and AMD Southern Islands GPU, and will be capable of producing images at a resolution of 4096 x 2160. Even though games will be shipped on blu ray discs (as well as available to download), the console reportedly will not be backwards compatible with the Playstation 3.
The Orbis is said to be slated for a holiday 2013 release. Again, this is all rumor for now; no official announcment on Sony's next system had been made.
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