The PlayStation 5 devkit has been leaked online thanks to a source of tech website, ZoneOfTech.
The images of the devkit seems to line up exactly with a previous leaked design that was unconfirmed, suggesting that the devkit really is shaped like a V as rumoured. Maybe because it’s the Roman numeral for the number five? Maybe not.
Now please remember this isn’t a prototype for the PlayStation 5, this is just something that uses the same tech as the PS5 for game devs to work with when making their next-gen games.
Here’s a look at some previous devkits that show the kits have no bearing on the final design of the console. Thankfully.
What *is* interesting about devkit leaks is that they can hint at what we can expect from the upcoming console, and this PS5 devkit leak is no different.
On the right of the kit you can make out a big circle, which is heavily rumoured to be a camera that’ll allow for 4K livestreaming straight from the box.
At least six USB ports can be spotted on the box too, which might be simply to make life easier for the devs working with the kit, but could also suggest more Sony peripherals are on the cards.
Of course, these kits have been in the hands of devs for the last few months now. Earlier this summer Japanese video game designer and producer Toshihiro Nagoshi, who’s worked on games including Shenmue and the Yakuza series, offered up his own opinion of the PS5.
Speaking during the Sega Nama event [via MammothGamers], Nagoshi stated: “If you pour the PS5’s power into graphics it’ll be the best that we’ve yet to see.”
Definitely sounds VERY interesting!
Soon after this, Takashi Mochizuki, tech analyst at the Wall Street Journal, shared the following clip to Twitter, with the words: “Sony’s official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation.”
The PS5 will be launching in the final few months of 2020.
Featured Image Credit: Sony