Technology news site SemiAccurate claims that Sony will release the PlayStation 4 in either the spring or autumn of 2014, and that the console is codenamed “Thebes” rather than the previously rumoured “Orbis”.
“Other than it being an AMD CPU and GPU, we don’t have much more specific details,” the site states. “It is said to be a 28nm part, likely fabbed at Global Foundries or IBM for the first run, and out after Oban. That would most likely be the spring of 2014, but it could be fall of that year too.”
“Oban” is the rumoured name of the developer test chip being used for Microsoft’s next-generation console. As with their claim regarding the PlayStation 4 codename, SemiAccurate also claims that the codename for the Microsoft console is different from the one previously rumoured, that rather than “Durango”, the codename is actually “Kryptos”.