The Sun's graphics team has mocked up what savvy gamers reckon could be the top-secret PlayStation 5 design – months ahead of the console's expected launch.
The long-awaited PS5 is expected to launch early next year, but the cat may already be out of the bag.
Sony has filed a patent with the World Intellectual Property Office for a mysterious "electronic device", as first spotted by Lets Go Digital.
This category would cover video game consoles – and sure enough, the sketched gadget looks like a PlayStation.
The patent is also attributed to well-known Sony engineer Yasuhiro Ootori, who works on PlayStation design.
And it could be our first glimpse of what Sony's PS5 looks like.
The strange V-shaped design is a marked departure from Sony's current slanted-box PS4.
The image shows a console with at least five USB ports (likely for DualShock controls), as well as a prominent disc tray.
Often these parts of the console are hidden, so they may be less obvious on the final design.
The upper section of the console appears to have large holes on all sides.
This suggests a very significant cooling system – to keep the processors from overheating while rendering hi-res graphics.
We're also potentially a year or more away from the PS5 launch, so even if this is the real design now, it could change before release.
There's also a chance this design shows the look for the "development" version of the PS5, used by game makers to test out Sony's hardware.
Sony has previously filed patents for such designs, but they never make it to game-shop shelves
While we can’t quite answer all of this just yet, there's a strong suspicion that Sony will be dropping the full details of the PS5 some time in June, the month that E3 2020 was supposed to take place and a natural time to launch a next-gen console head of a winter 2020 release
One piece of concrete news from Sony is that it's finally let us in on one of its secrets and that's the PS5 controller, called the 'DualSense' controller, and thing of beauty it is. It's also expect that we'll have a whole lot more information on PS5 launch titles within a matter of weeks.
What's more, we got another grand PS5 info dump courtesy of Mark Cerny again at the March 2020 tech-heavy Road to PS5 presentation. Sony's live streamed PS5 "deep dive" on the PlayStation 5's architecture focused heavily on the inclusion of SSD storage and cast some doubt over whether or not the PS5 will be supporting Dolby Atmos. More details below.
pic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has revealed the company's next game engine, Unreal Engine 5. The demo showcased a fascinating look at how the engine can render millions of triangles using the power of both Nanite and Lumen--all while running on the PlayStation 5. Epic promised near-photorealistic graphics for the next-generation of gaming, saying PS5's tech is "game-changing.