Two Teases, Wearable Computing & More Orbis
Following a rather quiet period this week sees a return to some big rumours appearing and a lot of speculation. For example, just what was Apple’s Tim Cook doing at Valve HQ? It has to be more than a social visit, but more on that later. We also have some potential announcement dates for two big franchises and some more rumours about the next gen. Let’s crack on with it.
Valve & Apple Working Together
Honestly, Tim Cook’s visit to Valve has acted as the spark that set off the powder keg in Rumour City. Let’s recap what’s happened so far. A couple of weeks back rumours were about that Valve were working on its own console called Steam Box. This may have been supported by a job listing for an Electrical Engineer advertised by Valve.
Then there was the announcement that Valve’s R&D department is looking into wearable computing. For those not sure what that is, think of it as a real life HUD, where you can browse the net or maybe play games. Maybe Apple have become interested in this and want to work with Valve on developing Wearable Computing.
God of War IV getting announced April 19.
Right now, I want you to go to the PlayStation FB page, then come back. You should have seen the following message.
Now compare that to the opening scene from God Of War 3.
Yeah, there’s going to be a God of War announcement this week, though if it’s GoW IV or Gow Vita remains to be seen.
Black Ops 2 Getting Reveal This Month
Now, it appears an image showing the reveal date for Black Ops 2 has been pulled from an official Activision server. Usually pictures like this are easily faked in Photoshop, but then why would the image be removed from official message boards?
Everyone knows of Black Ops 2′s existence, it isn’t really a surprise. Afterall it’s Treyarch’s turn to release a CoD title. I’ll say that this date is legit for an official reveal trailer to be released.
Orbis will have Native OpenGL
This rumour comes from a ‘source’ over at TheSixthAxis. For those not to sure what this means, OpenGL is a system that would allow developers to easier code for the system. The PS3 currently has LibGCM as the main system for developers to work with, with OpenGL being a secondary system. If this is true then expect a lot more power in the next machine.