PS4 & 720 codenames revealed, Microsofts Oban chip still delayed - RUMOUR

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#1 Posted by Meeeper282 (1602 posts) -

Xbox 720, Xbox Next, PS4, the Orbis whatever you want to call Microsoft and Sonys next-gen formats its no secret they have internal codenames at their respective companies. Fresh reports have shed light on what those codenames are, where their components are being produced, and what lies under the hood.Get therumours below.

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SemiAccuratereports via supposedly internal sources that Microsofts next console will run on anAMD chip codenamed Oban, which was rumoured to go into mass production before the end of 2012. However, the same site also reported onproblems with the chips manufacturingwith one source calling the component quality painfully low. The issue is rumoured to have cause production delays.

The site also claims that its inside sources are now referring to Xbox 720 as Kryptos, rather than the much-touted Durango moniker that is apparently used internally at Microsoft.

PS4s internal codename is Thebes claim the sites sources, and states that AMD is also supplying its base chip. This ties in to what our own sources told us back in October. You can read our full, rather massivereport on the issue here.

The report added that the PS4 AMD chip will likely be manufactured at Global Foundries or IBM, and will enter production after Microsofts Oban chip. The site suggests PS4 will launch Spring or Autumn 2014. The belated release could be likely, given Sonys Shuhei Yoshidas recent comments, in which he deemed it too early to start talking about PS4.

#2 Posted by ZX81plus3 (174 posts) -
The site suggests PS4 will launch Spring or Autumn 2014. Meeeper282
Autumn 2014 sounds about right.
#3 Posted by razgriz_101 (16871 posts) -

the codename of the chip is the place i used to go on holiday when i was a lot younger...coool

#4 Posted by straightedge_X (737 posts) -
Microsoft can delay their next console as many times as they have to. Just as long as we don't get a repeat of the 360 hardware failures.
#5 Posted by Desmonic (13745 posts) -
If these rumours are true then these are good and bad news. The bad is that we'll have to wait a bit more than expect, the good is that both MS and Sony (apparently) want to avoid as many hardware problems as possibles, which is fantastic for the consumer. Only time will tell now...
#6 Posted by Caseytappy (2132 posts) -

AMD making both chips but having problems to get the yield numbers up for the MS chip can only mean that that chip is cutting edge .

Oban Gangnam Chip !

#7 Posted by TommyBarban (607 posts) -

Sony can wait as long as they want for all I care, 2014 no problem, I am expecting a jewel though.

#8 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18401 posts) -
Hopefully they don't go with "painfully low quality" hardware otherwise there will be mass hardware failures.. again.
#9 Posted by ShoTTyMcNaDeS (2045 posts) -
Dont you all think that a delayed release for XBOX 3 or PS4 to 2014 will give Nintendo a HUGE oppurtunity toget a strong foothold with devs on the WiiU?
#10 Posted by Caseytappy (2132 posts) -

Why , PS3 and Xbox have more that enough horsepower for any multiplat and a much bigger install base for an exclusive !

#11 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25152 posts) -

Dont you all think that a delayed release for XBOX 3 or PS4 to 2014 will give Nintendo a HUGE oppurtunity toget a strong foothold with devs on the WiiU?ShoTTyMcNaDeS

Maybe for some, but I highly doubt it.

3rd Parties don't seem to know what to do for Nintendo. (even though all they really need to do is just release their games on the system, but you know whatever.)