The console has an unknown release date although was likely after 2022 due to the general tide of Video Game Console Generations. The initial Visus Sphere came with four options for it's launch games; Metroid Final Sunset , Half-Life 2: Frozen End , Gears of War 4 or FIFA '22 (assumed).
People who have been permitted to develop at least 3 Games for the system are automatically given right to create games for the system freely.
The Standard Visus Sphere is a large orb-shaped machine with holds its internal processing. The Orb itself contains cooling fluid in the shells around the orb to maximize the console's efficiency. The Disk Drive for the console is located in the bottom Cylinder section of the console, beneath the Power Button. The Console can be activated remotely or physically by this Power Button and the Disk Drive opens by pressing on it or by opening it remotely.
On the back of the console are the ports for Audio, Visual, Internet and other power cables. The console's internal processors are all kept inside the Orb and the light pattern across the orb is generated based on the game the user is playing for example playing a Mario Game will make the console's lights change to Red while playing a Halo Game will make the console's lights change to Dark Lime.
The console has a variety of alternate colours to the non-chameleon sections of the console;
- Standard: Dark Grey with Red, Purple & Blue Hexagonal highlights and Red Secondary Colour
- Alt Standard: White with Green, Yellow & Black Hexagonal highlights and Lime Secondary Colour
- Nintendo Retro Edition: Red with White, Grey & Black Hexagonal highlights and Dark Red Secondary Colour
- Playstation Retro Edition: Dark Grey with Blue, Cyan & Purple Hexagonal highlights and Dark Blue Secondary Colour
- Microsoft Retro Edition: Black with Green, Lime & White Hexagonal higlights and Green Secondary Colour
- Half-Life Edition: Black with Orange, Blue & White Hexagonal Highlights and Orange Secondary Colour
- Street Fighter Edition: White with Orange, Blue & Red Hexagonal Highlights and Yellow Secondary Colour
- Resident Evil Edition: Black with Red, Lime & Cyan Hexagonal Higlights and Purple Secondary Colour
- Fallout Edition: Dark Lime with Blue, Yellow & Orange Hexagonal Highlights and Gold Secondary Colour
- Elder Scrolls Edition: Gold with White, Red & Black Hexagonal Highlights and Cyan Secondary Colour
- Far Cry Edition: Dark Cyan with White, Orange & Yellow Hexagonal Highlights and Red Secondary Colour
- Assassin's Creed Edition: White with Red, Grey & Black Hexagonal Highlights and Red Secondary Colour
- World Tournament Edition: Gold with White, Grey & Black Hexagonal Highlights and Platinum Secondary Colour
The Visus Sphere Controller is an adaptation on the Standard Controller of Modern Gaming. The controller has 9 Command Buttons, 4 Directional Buttons, 2 Analog Sticks, a Directional Pad and 3 Menu Buttons.
The main 5 Command Buttons; A, B, X, Y and Z are located on the Upper Right half of the Controller above the Right Analog Stick. A, B, X and Y function identically to other Video Game consoles using them as the command buttons for features such as attacking, performing actions and confirming decisions. The Z Button can also be used for this function although is also commonly used for lock-on targetting in Video Games. Functioning similarily to how the Top Left Bumper would on older consoles it allows for easier movement for players as they can rest half of their thumb on the Z Button to target an enemy and use B or Y as a lever to attack, this also frees up the left hand allowing for swifter directional movement.
There are 4 Bumper Buttons; TL, TR, BL & BR. Each one provides additional command buttons for the console and are commonly used for minor functions and/or sprinting.
The Directional Pad is located in the Upper-Left of the controller and is commonly used in more strategic games where precision is key. The Direction buttons also allow for (as their name suggests) directional movement in the four standard directions.
The three Menu Buttons are located in the center of the controller and while usually performing the same function can be set by developers to perform different functions. There are three common set-ups for these menu buttons;
- Set-Up 1; Top (Start), Middle (Menu), Bottom (Menu)
- Set-Up 2: Top (Start), Middle (Menu), Bottom (Select)
- Set-Up 3: Top (Start), Middle (Select), Bottom (Menu)
The controller also has a pair of hand grips located near the bottom of the controllers grips. In addition the controller's Infrared Detector, Wi-Fi Connector and Recharging Cable Slot are all located at the top of the controller in the outdent in the center.
Referred to by the console as The Hub, the Menu screen is available in two modes; Screen and 3D Mode. Screen Mode is the standard Mode on all Visus Spheres and can be changed at any time to 3D Mode. In Screen Mode the Screen functions similarily to other consoles such as the Wii U and Xbox One, by having panels with the game the player has in the system as well as other features such as Internet, Youtube, Twitch, Steam, Origin, Uplay, etc. In Screen Mode only the player can engage in face cam (although this is also available in game as well)
This mode can be changed however to 3D Mode in which the player is taken to a large hub area in which the player's Avatar is able to move about to go to the various features of the console as well as use the two extra features only available in 3D Mode; Avie House & Hub Minigames.
Screen Mode is the standard mode for the Hub and shows the standard content of the System. By pressing the Menu Buttons on the Controller the player can access the Settings Menu along which allows the player to connect the Console to a Modem as well as adjust, lighting, Backgrounds and other features. The Game inserted into the Console is displayed in the Upper Left Section of the Screen with the; Steam, Origin, uPlay, Windows Live & PSN Services displayed below each can be accessed by using the Left Analog Stick on the Player 1 Controller. On the Right Half of the Screen the player can access the internet from the Top-Right section and can see recently played Downloaded Games in the bottom Right, with the option to view more located in the bottom right of this section. 14 downloaded games can be displayed in this section at a time.
In the Settings Menu the player can also access their list of games saved to that specific HDD, allowing for easy knowledge of what HDD has what games installed.
The Visus Sphere does not have backwards compatibility directly with any other console, while there were talks of it being backwards compatible with the Xbox One and Xbox 360 those never came to fruition. The console has a Retro Library within it however which features numerous games from a number of developers as part of the End of Wars agreement of the 10th Generation of Consoles. Like the other 10th Generation Consoles the Visus Spheres offers numerous games from Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft & Valve's first party supporters as well as a select group of individual Development companies that also agreed.
|Bundle Name||Console Colouration||Controller Colouration||Games Included|
Fire & Ice 3
|Metroid Launch||Metroid Final Sunset|
|Half-Life Launch||Half-Life 2: Frozen End|
|Gears of War Launch||Gears of War 4|
|FIFA Launch||FIFA '22 (Assumed)|
|Super Mario Pack||
New Super Mario Bros. Lambda
Mario & Luigi: Fabled Melody
|Legend of Zelda Pack||
The Legend of Zelda: A Link between Realms
The Legend of Zelda: Triforce
The Legend of Zelda: Castle of Dreams & Nightmares
Kirby Doom of Dreamland
Kirby Hero of Dreamland
|Little Big Planet Pack||
Little Big Planet 4
Little Big God
|Jak & Daxter Pack||
Jak and Daxter Trilogy
Jak and Daxter 4
|Ratchet & Clank Pack||
Ratchet and Clank Original Trilogy
Ratchet and Clank: Playing all Fields
|God of War Pack||
God of War Trilogy
God of War: Revenant
Halo New Trilogy
Conker's Bad Fur Day
|Team Fortress Pack||
Team Fortress 2
Team Fortress: Incred-O-Sphere Update
|Left 4 Dead Pack||
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
Left 4 Dead 3
|Mega Man Pack||
Mega Man Hexology
Mega Man 7
Mega Man 8
Mega Man 9 & 10
Mega Man 11
|Street Fighter Pack||
Street Fighter 2 Ultimate Edition
Street Fighter 3 Ultimate Edition
Street Fighter 4 Ultimate Edition
Street Fighter 5 Ultimate Edition
Street Fighter 6
|Resident Evil Pack||
Resident Evil Trilogy
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 8
Fallout: New Vegas
|Elder Scrolls Pack||
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls VI: Tamriel
|Far Cry Pack||
Far Cry 3
Far Cry 4
Far Cry Primal
Far Cry 5
|Assassin's Creed Pack||
Assassin's Creed 2 Complete Edition
Assassin's Creed 7
- The name Visus Sphere comes from the Latin word for Sight (Visus) and Sphere from its shape'
- The Retro Editions of the Console are all based on each company's standard colours or old Console Colours
- The Fallout Edition of the Visus Sphere is based off the Pip-Boy from the Fallout Franchise and includes the three Logo Colours of Fallout 2 (Yellow), Fallout 4 (Orange) and Fallout 5 (Cyan)
- The World Tournament Edition Console is not commercially available and is part of the 1st Place Prize at the World Tournaments themselves, in total 10 have been created