An image of the PlayStation 5 Development Kit was leaked online giving gamers a sneak peek of the upcoming gaming console.
Back in April, Wired reported that the PS5 was a working title and unveiled a few speculated features about the console.
According to PS4 lead system architect Mark Cerny, Sony is bringing 8K graphics, solid-state hard drives, and 3D audio. There will be backward compatibility with all current PlayStation 4 games. You wouldn’t have to hold onto your PS4 to play the rest of your games catalog.
The PS5 will include a variety of new and different hardware like an eight-core CPU based on AMD’s Ryzen line. It will also have a custom GPU built on AMD’s Radeon Navi. This means the console will be able to support a powerful graphical bump called ray-tracing.
In October, the company has unveiled more details outside of the hardware about the console, including that it will drop during the holiday season of 2020.
“Since we originally unveiled our next-generation console in April, we know that there’s been a lot of excitement and interest in hearing more about what the future of games will bring,” PlayStation President and CEO Jim Ryan posted on the company website. “Today I’m proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for Holiday 2020.”
Now, a photo of one of the consoles from the new line was leaked online.
Twitter user The Drunk Cat posted a photo of the new Playstation 5 Development Kit with the caption “PS5 anyone?”
PS5 anyone? pic.twitter.com/cBggZTIty4
— The Drunk Cat™ (@Alcoholikaust) November 30, 2019
The console does look a little weird, but according to the Tom Warren of The Verge, most devkits look different than their originals.
yes, this is the PlayStation 5 devkit. The reason it’s large and v-shaped is to make them more easily stackable for devs who are running multiple stress tests. The cooling is optimized to push air out of the sides and center https://t.co/pc3wJw2A6v
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) November 30, 2019
It’s important to note that this console is most likely not what a normal PlayStation 5 will look like.
The company has not yet claim if the console is real or not.
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