A source has informed Kotaku that the PlayStation 4, codenamed Orbis, will be out this November in the United States.
The source told Kotaku that there are two models planned for the new machine, and pricing won’t be announced until later this year, possibly around E3. The current plan is to release the PS4 at $429 and $529, but that could change.
The source also said you will be able to control the PS4 remotely from your tablet or smartphone. You will be able to use a mobile device to chat with your PS4 friends or buy games, which are then automatically downloaded to your machine.
The PS4 is also following the path first set by Xbox Live: “most” of the PS4’s online features will require a premium subscription to use. Sony’s new online service will be called PlayStation World, replacing PlayStation Plus.
Every PS4 will come with a PlayStation Eye, which will let you watch other friends play games from your console’s dashboard, even when you don’t own the game they’re playing. The console will also support local network play via the PS Vita.