The latest update for Unreal engine has been picked apart and something interesting has been discovered. Under the list of supported platforms we find the usual suspects, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox and others, but at the bottom a new platform is listed, “Erebus”.
Erebus is a Greek god and Sony have used Greek gods for code names in the past, PlayStation VR was originally Project Morpheus. Further investigation of the code has revealed an instance regarding cross-play, and the code checks if is compatible with both PS4 and Erebus, so that’s a rather clear indicator Erebus is Sony related, and that the PS5 will be backwards compatible.
Erebus is “a primordial deity, representing the personification of darkness,” which doesn’t sound like the sort of chaos god Sony would want to associate their console with, but you can’t see in the dark so it’s good place to hide things you want to keep secret.
Like a new console.