Today, some images of PlayStation 5 design got leaked in renders. Now, before we jump into the news, we should make you aware once again that we are still far from getting a first look at the next-generation PlayStation. This year, Sony did not attend the E3 event and the company had very little presence in the Gamescom event.
Initially, the design leak came from a ResetEra thread. According to the design displayed in this thread, the device looks bulky and different than its previous generations. The “V” mark in the center is worth a mention because it refers to Roman numeral of five like the previously leaked PS5 patent.
After this leak, Matthew Stott, a video game developer since 1992, confirmed that the design leak is indeed that of the development kit of PlayStation 5. Stott is currently working as a senior artist in Codemasters. He further stated that there is a high chance that this will be the final design of the console.
It should be noted that there was no official confirmation and the tweet, as well as the Twitter account, was deleted soon afterward. In the meanwhile, the post gained traction and got viral. It is not yet clear what exactly happened. However, it is plausible that Sony reached out to Scott and made him take down the post.
A few days back, we covered that Dutch blog Let’s Go Digital was the first once to spot PlayStation 5 design. After the leaks poured out, Let’s Go Digital decided to create 3D renders of the device on its own based on the leaked images so far.
PlayStation 5 will be powered by 3rd generation AMD Ryzen octa-core chip. The AMD chip comes with 7 nm Zen 2 microarchitecture technology. As far as the graphics unit is concerned, it will be powered by a Radeon Navi GPU whose architecture can support 8K graphics. PS5 is expected to be launched in 2020.