PlayStation has been one of the most well-known console brands, from the time of the PS1’s release. The PS4 is the most recent iteration, launched way back in 2013. Both Xbox and Playstation follow a 6-7 year release cycle so a new release is due soon enough.
First Look At PS5’s Prototype
Given how well the current gen consoles held up, some of us can’t wait to know what Sony and Microsoft will bring next.
Rozetked, a website well known for their Pixel 3 leaks just got hold of images of an early prototype of the PS5.
Rozetked stated that they got the pictures from an anonymous source and can’t vouch for its authenticity. But nevertheless it doesn’t hurt to take a closer look.
Familiar Design Philosophy
If this is indeed a real prototype, it seems Sony’s core design philosophy hasn’t changed. We did see a lot of sci-fi illustrations, but design has to be practical and this seems like one.
Dimensions can’t be judged properly from a picture, but the unit seems big with many vents for air passage. This might hint towards significant hardware under the hood. When the PS4 and Xbox One released, some developers weren’t very happy with the hardware, fearing it might be a limiting factor in coming years. CDprojektRed even stated “Developing only for the PC: yes, probably we could get more [in terms of graphics] as there would be nothing else – they would be so focused, like if we would develop only on Xbox One or PlayStation 4. But then we cannot afford such a game.”
The next iteration of the PS5 might not be limited by mediocre hardware as reports suggest the presence of a eight-core Ryzen chip with Zen+ architecture (Like the 2700X) and a Vega GPU.
Price And Other Features
Rozetked’s source suggests that the retail price might be around $500 USD, which is similar to the pricing of the Xbox One X. They even suggest a new naming scheme stating “An insider under the nickname RuthenicCookie previously reported that in the name of the console, the Arabic numeral will be replaced by the Roman. So the title could be Sony PlayStation V.”
Apparently the prototype of the PS5 can boot into the bootloader, but there’s no familiar interface due to the lack of an official firmware, which might be in development.
This might not end up being the PS5, but it gives us a pretty good idea of Sony’s approach to the upcoming PS5’s design.