More evidence suggests this leak is Sony’s crazy new PS5 design
The PlayStation 5 launch event could be weeks or months away. We have no idea when it’ll happen at this point, as Sony is yet to say anything. And none of the most recent PS5 rumors and leaks mentioned any details about Sony’s upcoming PS5 announcement. However, one of the leaks we just saw suggested that the PS5 design that someone accidentally discovered last year might be the real thing. Now, a second report that’s focused on the PlayStation 5’s price also included a tiny detail that makes us think this leaked PS5 design might be the real deal.
A Sony patent revelation a few months ago led to more and more developers leaking images like the one that follows below. That’s what the PS5 dev kit console looks like, and that’s what studios have been using for the past few months to create games for the new console. The prototype device packs the same hardware as the final PS5 that will be released ahead of the holidays this year, so that developers can get the full PS5 experience while building their new games.
For a long time, we thought the dev kit design is meaningless, as the commercial version of the PS5 would look a lot different. But what made us think twice was the immense effort that went into designing and manufacturing this thing. This isn’t just a bland box that can run PlayStation games, like previous-generation dev kits. It’s a bold design, one that Sony even took the effort to patent, which is a strange move for a dev kit that’ll never see the light of day.
With that in mind, it seems like the release version of the PS5 could end up looking a lot like this, and we already saw leaks a few days ago suggesting the PS5 will indeed have an inverted “V” shape.https://bgr.com/2020/02/15/ps5-release-date-playstation-5-dev-kit-design-might-be-the-real-deal/