What is reported to be a design drawing of Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 gaming console has been leaked online.
The V-shaped unit appears to have a large amount of ventilation, with six USB ports and a disc drive on the front of it.
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The posted images say the design comes from Yusuhiro Ootori, Sony’s technical director, and were discovered by Dutch tech site LetsGoDigital in a patent filed by Sony.
While some outlets posting the image say it could be the “final design” of the PlayStation 5 (PS5), others are pouring cold water on that rumour.
Arguments against this being how the PS5 will ultimately look include it being a dev kit – a prototype unit sent to developers to design games – in addition to companies like Sony filing hundreds of patents while designing new technology to hide their design plans from competitors.
“Who cares what it looks like, as long as it’s a solid system,” stated one Twitter user.
Sony confirmed it was working on the PS5 in April, before showcasing video of the prototype unit at an industry event in May (embedded below).
The console will feature a new CPU and GPU, SSD storage instead of hard drives, support ray tracing and 8K gaming, and offer backward compatibility.
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