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Rumor: The Next PlayStation Codenamed 'Orbis'

by Jim Reilly on Mar 28, 2012 at 06:07 AM

Next-generation console rumors continue to surface. This time there's new details on the next PlayStation console.

Reliable sources told Kotaku the console's current working name is Orbis and is set for release in holiday 2013. The console won't support backward compatibility for PlayStation 3 games, either.

Following reported rumors about the next Xbox not supporting used titles, the next PlayStation could link games to your PSN account and implement some sort of "online pass" feature, making used games buyers to be restricted on accessing full game content unless they pay a fee.

Keep in mind these are just rumors. Nothing is confirmed. Sony said it does not comment on rumors or speculation.

Earlier this month, retailer GameStop said it was unlikely that next-generation consoles would lock out used games completely. “We think it’s unlikely that there would be that next-gen console because the model simply hasn’t been proven to work," said CEO Paul Raines. 

[Source: Kotaku]