Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
  1. AirPods 2 Price
    11:46 Deals

    Amazon’s AirPods 2 price is the lowest it’s been all year, but not for much lo…

  2. Best Robot Vacuum Deals
    13:00 Deals

    Amazon’s best Roomba vacuum deal is the Roomba 675 for $199

  3. Best Camera Drone Under $100
    08:43 Deals

    Best camera drone under $100 gets a rare extra discount at Amazon

  4. Best Car Detailing Products
    14:14 Deals

    The best car detailing product is a $5.59 tool on Amazon that pros don’t want you to…

  5. Top Amazon Deals
    08:06 Deals

    10 top Amazon deals you can only get if you have Prime

Next PlayStation code-named Orbis, reportedly won’t play PS3 or used games

Dan Graziano
March 28th, 2012 at 5:25 PM

The next generation PlayStation has reportedly been code-named “Orbis,” and it will feature an anti-used game system and offer no backward compatibility with PlayStation 3 games, Kotaku reported on Wednesday. According to multiple unnamed sources, Orbis will have some kind of measure built into the console that will prevent it from playing used games. Users will be able to buy new games for the system on Blu-ray disc or as a PlayStation Network download, and if a user chooses to buy a disc, it will supposedly be locked to a single PSN account. Users will reportedly be required to log into Sony’s network to play games, with no offline mode available. Read on for more.

If a user does trade in a disc, the pre-owned customer will be limited in what they can do in the game, and may be forced to pay a fee to unlock and register the full title. Earlier reports claimed that Microsoft’s next generation Xbox could include a similar feature, however GameStop CEO Paul Raines said a used game block would be highly unlikely.

Similar to how Sony removed the PS3 Slim’s backwards compatibility with PS2 games, the company reportedly has no plans to offer backward compatibility with PS3 games on its Orbis console. The next-generation PlayStation is seemingly slated to launch during the holiday season next year, and it will feature an AMD x64 CPU and AMD Southern Islands GPU capable of running Orbis games at a resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 pixels, or at 1080p in 3D mode.


Popular News