• The PS5 console logo seemingly makes an appearance on the official PlayStation website in Japan.
• The next-gen PlayStation console features the same radical design used for PS5 dev-kits.
• Is it real, or an elaborate hoax? Fans should find out at the rumoured PS5 reveal in February.
Sony may have leaked the design of the PlayStation 5 on its very own website.
As you can see from the image below, the console will seemingly sport the same radical design used for PS5 dev-kits.
This includes the distinct V-shape on the top of the console, which is thought to be used as a cooling vent.
Needless to say, not everybody is convinced the leak is genuine, so it’s worth taking with a pinch of salt until the console is revealed in full.
Rumours are the PS5 will be unveiled at an event in February, so hopefully we won’t have to wait very long to find out.
One thing we do know about the PS5 is that it will support 8K resolution, ray-tracing technology and have much faster loading times.
The speedy (or non-existent) loading times are possible thanks to the specialised solid-state drive, which will make a huge difference to processing speeds.
Sony previously used Marvel’s Spider-Man as an example, showing how loading times have been reduced from 15 seconds on PS4 Pro, to less than a second.
Worlds can also be rendered at far greater speeds, which should inject more pace into games.
Perhaps best of all is that the PS5 will feature extensive backwards compatibility, potentially with all previous PlayStation consoles.
Indeed, according to Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot, the next-gen PS5 will bring backwards compatibility to the forefront in a big way.
“Those consoles will be running almost all the back catalog of the previous consoles,” he told investors.
“It will be something new in the industry. It will help the old generations to continue to be big consoles on the market for years to come.”