It wasn’t yesterday, obviously, and I’d like to think that even though I’m not much of a gamer at all, I managed to get my money’s worth from the machine.
With that in mind, I don’t know why I’m gearing up to purchase a PlayStation 5, but I am. I won’t even use it much. Honestly I only go near mine when I have friends round.
Also, I’m quite specific about what I keep in my living quarters. My PlayStation 4 is arguably a decent-looking bit of kit, but will the PlayStation 5 have a face that only a mother could love?
Well, according to LetsGoDigital, at the Brazilian INPI patent authority, a mock of a new console – courtesy of Sony’s technical director Yusuhiro Ootori – has been submitted on a patent.
Well this is just speculation and while all signs do point to PS5, this unit could be anything.
The middle of the console appears to be in the V-shape, perhaps as a reference to the Roman Numeral for five. It has a number of what look like USB ports on the front and a disk slot.
There’s also huge vents on the sides and honestly, it looks like 90s tech. I’m not a fan currently, but they may be able to win me back with some PlayStation 1 nostalgia if they lean into that.
In May of last year, Sony’s CEO confirmed that the much loved PS4 has entered the final stage of its lifecycle, meaning the planning for the PlayStation 5 is in full swing.
Sony said that the next three years would be spent on the next step, putting the PS5 release date sometime in 2020; probably at the tail end if they want those Christmas sales.
If rumours are to be believed, then yes it effing well will.
A patent was leaked to the public that involved technology that would allow PlayStation 5 users to play games from previous models.
However, there’s speculation that this will only include PlayStation 4 games, as 1, 2 and 3’s popular attractions are available on PlayStation home, which Sony want to keep alive.
We’ll keep you posted.
Images via Sony, Twitter
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