This is the first leaked image of the prototype used by developers on PS5 right now


Sony has been detailing the next-gen PlayStation console for several months now, but the company is not ready to show us the final design of the PS5, nor to reveal launch and pricing details. Instead, Sony explained the type of hardware that will power the PlayStation 5 and unveiled the new DualShock controller that will launch alongside the new gaming system. The company also announced that the console will be more affordable than some believe. people, and announced its planning for a massive PS5 upgrade cycle. While all of this was going on, someone discovered a Sony design patent for a gaming device. This is how we got the renderings above, based on Sony's own designs. Some developers then confirmed that the very design of the PS5 development kit already provided by Sony to its partners, and several reports that followed brought us more confirmation that the development kit was real. This brings us to the latest leak PS5, a high quality photo that gives us a better overview of the PS5 development kit.

Posted on Twitter a few days ago, the image below shows two identical PS5 development kits sitting side by side. .

The game consoles conform to the Sony patent designs. They feature the same inverted “V” design that reminds us that this is a fifth generation console. We have a front disc opening as well as several USB ports.

We also see several DualShock controllers in the photo. Some people are speculating on Twitter that it could be DualShock 5 controllers. Others say it is the same old controller, as the next-gen model would not have been ready in time. Finally, there is a Sony manual on the right side, above other hardware.

Image source: Twitter

As before, there is no indication that Sony will use the same design for the retail PS5 version expected to start shipping to buyers at the end of 2020. Dev kits are not meant to look like the actual product. It is the internal components of the device that are most important for game development. Another Twitter user was keen to show what some console development kits from the past looked like:

Sony is set to unveil the PlayStation 5 in February, at a special event, a report said recently, while another leak claimed the console will be available in stores in mid-November 2020.

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