PlayStation 4 Release Date 2013: 'Orbis' Dev Kit Specs Leaked Ahead Of Destination PlayStation Press Event
Only a week after a similarly detailed report emerged on the Xbox 720 "Durango" dev kit, one of the most well-known repositories of gaming leaks in the world has revealed a surprising amount of new information about Sony's "Orbis" dev kit for the PlayStation 4.
After releasing the most detailed report to date about the Xbox 720 developer's kit -- believed to be codenamed "Durango" by Microsoft staff -- the folks at VGLeaks are back with a full breakdown of the system specs for the PlayStation 3 dev kit too.
According to VGLeaks, the PlayStation 4 release date will bring Sony's first octo-core console into the hands of consumers around the globe, with today's report claiming that the "Orbis" dev kits contain "eight Jaguar cores at 1.6GHz" arranged into two distinctive clusters with shared 2MB L2 caches.
In fact, the "Orbis" tech specs released this morning (if accurate) certainly seem to suggest that the PlayStation 4 will outperform the Xbox 720 (on paper) when they're presumably released sometime later this year. Unfortunately, if the VG Leaks crew knows anything else about the PlayStation 4 release date, they aren't letting anyone else in on the secret at this time.
A firm PlayStation 4 release date continues to elude anxious fans and gamers everywhere, though Sony executives have teased a variety of announcement possibilities during recent interviews with international media outlets. Earlier this month, Sony Home Entertainment executive Hiroshi Sakamoto told Chilean news site Emol.com that the PlayStation 4 release date announcement would likely come at E3 2013; however, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai later told The Times that the company might even hold off on unveiling the PlayStation 4 until after Microsoft has publicly announced/revealed the Xbox 720.
Of course, some reports also suggested that the PlayStation 4 release date announcement could be coming as early as next month, during the February "Destination PlayStation" even being hosted by Sony. While that particular rumor does seem rather unlikely, it's certainly a nice thought, isn't it?
For now, we guess we'll just have to settle for new information the PlayStation 4 dev kits.
Here's the full "Orbis" dev kit spec sheet, courtesy of VGLeaks.com.
- High speed Blu-ray drive
- Internal mass storage
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