No doubt PS5 aka PlayStation 5 will be the most powerful console from Sony Interactive as per the details provided. Well, we have heard and saw a lot of details and renders for the upcoming console but this is the first time that we might be seeing PS5 in its true essence.
A leaked image posted by leakster with Twitter handle @Alcoholikaust shows PS5 dev kits in real life. Yes, PS5 will have an intriguing V-shaped central void as per tonne of previous renders that we have seen to date. The Verge’s Tom Warren later confirmed that this leaked photo is indeed actual PS5 dev kits and did clear some of the mist around it.
According to Warren, the PS5 pictured here looks bulky because indeed it is a dev kit and not a finished product that Sony will streamline in the later stage. Apart from that, the V-shaped void right in the center helps developers stack the kits as well provide optimization for the air to push through the kit to cool it when they are undergoing various stress tests and computer tests before they will be deemed ready for actual rollout next year probably in December 2020.
Furthermore, it is not since now but developers have already had the dev kits as early as 2018 so that they can conduct tests and prepare the console to its big reveal next year with a direct competitor i.e. Microsoft Xbox Scarlett.
The Sony PlayStation 5 will pack in the latest custom-made GPU from Ryzen including tailor-made CPU from Intel that will provide it with far-reaching ray tracing capability as well as four times more powerful than its predecessor. In fact, a gameplay video went viral that stated how PS4 Pro would take 15 seconds to load Marvel’s Spider-Man when PS5 would take just 0.8 seconds so there’s a big difference here.
Along with the console, we could also spot DualShock controllers and by what it appears, it could be the upcoming DualShock 5 controllers based on patents that were leaked previously. However, let’s pump the breaks on it until further clarification.
We already have listed a cross between Sony PlayStation 5 vs Microsoft Xbox Scarlett that you can check out here. Sony PlayStation 5 is expected to use Samsung’s newly developer NVMe SSD that promises faster read and write speed like no other SSDs or hard drives, for more information, you can click here. We have an blog on Sony PlayStation 5 release date as well.