Seems realistic.

Leak Supposedly Reveals Release Date And Price Of The PS5

A somewhat-reliable source has gone ahead and leaked the supposed price of the PlayStation 5, along with its release date. We know the PS5 is expected at the end of 2020, but we don’t have any other confirmed specifics other than that.

Now it appears that the same person who accurately leaked the (original) release date for Sony’s The Last of Us Part 2 is claiming to know more details on the next-gen console.

Credit: Naughty Dog

First spotted by LetsGoDigital, Twitter user PSErebus has recently been posting their supposed insider info, though of course we don’t know how legit it might be.

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According to PSErebus, the PS5 is preparing for a release date of November 20, 2020 and will be priced at $499 USD. This seems like a fairly reasonable price point and date, all things considered, so it’s likely that even if this leak isn’t right on the money, it should be somewhere in the right ball park.

Credit: Sony

Perhaps even more interesting is PSErebus’ claim that the PlayStation 5 will be fully backwards compatible, being able to play any and all PlayStation format discs “released since 1994.”

https://twitter.com/PSErebus/status/1197251198803415040

The leaks comes just days after a new patent appeared to show off the design for the next-generation DualShock controller.

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As published on the Japanese patent office [via VideoGameChronicle], the images show a design that’s very similar to the current PlayStation controller, though with a few key differences.

Image: .j-platpat.inpit.go.jp/

Firstly, it looks as though the newer controller has no light bar, has larger triggers, smaller sticks and a USB connecting port. There’s also a lot of emphasis placed on the microphone within the controller.

With just a year to go until the next-gen consoles hit the shelves, we at least don’t have too long to wait to find out whether or not these rumours and assumptions are true.

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