Letsgodigital, the site that originally spotted Sony’s mysterious console patents that turned out to be PlayStation 5 development kits have mocked up some 3D renders of what the console might look like, and it’s pretty darn sexy.
I’d be happy with that sat on a shelf somewhere, although it is going to be a right bugger to dust with all those flares and vents. Letsgodigital have clearly had to make a few guesses when it comes to the design, I can’t see the PS5 having old school cassette tape type controls on the front and besides, the slot they are above is way too small to be a blu-ray drive.
Here is another look at the console…
And finally, a look at the back so you can clearly see the “V” design, which is of course the number five in roman numerals. Of course this is all speculation and trickery and we’re unlikely to see a PlayStation 5 console, dev kit or otherwise until early next year.
The console was spotted three days ago when reported on a new patent registered by Sony at the INPI (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial) in Brazil in May this year, and they had also registered the same design patent in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) database earlier this month.
The patent is categorised as Class 14.02 which is for ‘data processing equipment and peripheral equipment’, and video game consoles fall in this category. The designers name is revealed as Yusuhiro Ootori, the engineering director at Sony and a the man who appeared in the a teardown the of the PlayStation 4 when it launched.
Codemasters senior artist Matthew Stott took to Twitter to confirm the console is a PlayStaion 5, but is one of the development kits rather than design that will ship to consumers. “It’s a dev kit, we have some in the office,” he tweeted. His tweet was deleted rather quickly but not before many people had taken a screenshot.
We’re expecting Sony to officially reveal the console around February next year and it going on sale for Christmas 2020.