E3 2013 will be here again, in around six months and rumours are going to spiral out of control and there is no way of telling how legit these rumours are, until official announcements.
A website called Dualpixels are claiming to have inside information from someone called Geno, who according to the site was correct about certain rumours regarding Castlevania and the Kingdom Hearts HD collection, now that does not mean that he is correct about these rumours, nor does it mean that he is lieing, only time will tell, so here are the Rumours:
Next Gen PlayStation
- 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 new controllers whether it’s 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.
- Omni is also part of their philosophy with the new OmniCloud, the new version of Gaikai.
- This service will not only cloud stream PS1, PS2 and select PS3 games to Playstation Certified devices but will also allow every digital and retail purchase to have access to a copy on the cloud.
- Basically, you buy one game, you can use it on any Plyastation device.
- Direct hardware Backwards Compatibility will be available by a $70 – $99 dongle that is plugged into the Omni that contains a PS3 on a chip with Cell to run games.
Next Gen Xbox
- Microsoft is slated to be the most powerful out of all the next gen consoles about 4 to 6 times more powerful than Wii U and 2 to 3 times more powerful than Playstation Omni.
- The project has gone through many name iterations and will not be decided on until shortly before it’s E3 unveiling.
- Microsoft is also running into manufacturing issues and developers not having games done on time so instead of delaying the launch to Summer 2014, they are thinking of “soft launching” it Holiday November 2013 and then have a full blow out in the summer.
- All units will come with Kinect 2 built in which can track up to four people, all objects in the living room, clothing, face structure and fingers.
- In 2014, Microsoft will introduce the “LiveWall”, a omni-projection unit that will allow game environments to be projected nearly 360 degrees around the user.
- Using Kinect 2, they have two demos of one that is a battlefield RTS and one that is a kung fu game with guys attacking all around.
- The LiveWall can also project different images on the wall, so people can play different games on different walls.
- Microsoft is prepared to champion this unit as a cheaper and more effective alternative to wearing a “goofy stupid VR headset” to combat Sony’s Omniviewer while Sony is going to point out the low resolution quality and the lack of privacy.
- The system is going to be very expensive in the $499 range so Microsoft is planning on using a remolded X-Box Live (Possibly renamed X-Box Life) to offer a Pro (Gold) subscription two or three-year contract to sell the unit at $300 – $399.
- The final goal with the tech is to shrink the system on a chip down enough so it can be put into tablets, PCs and Smart TVs so that all devices are X-Box ready.
So how many of those rumours do you think are legit ?
Like the dongle for PS3 BC, now whilst i do think that is a tad crazy, Sony did patent a device/ide, to allow PS2 playability on PS3 consoles, via USB.