Monday, December 16, 2019

Sony PS5 redesigned with new 'wedge shape' in concept pics made by PlayStation super-fan

THE next PlayStation may sport an unusual wedge-shaped design, according to new renders of the console.

A PlayStation super-fan has mocked up the mysterious machine in a set of stunning concept images ahead of its release in late 2020.

Sony announced the PlayStation 5 and its release date last month but has yet to share any pictures of the console.

New renders of the PS5, courtesy of ResetEra user, Crimson Nocturne, were published by Dutch site LetsGoDigital over the weekend.

LetsGoDigital explained: "The game console is considerably thinner at the front than at the rear, so there is sufficient room for ventilation.

"The disk drive is placed on the left front, immediately next to it an on / off button is positioned."

A large ventilation grid will cover the back of the console, to allow the powerful machine to stay cool.

Connections to an optical audio out connector, an HDMI out, and an AC input for the power cable feature at the back right.

The PlayStation's iconic blue LED light strip, which also features on the PlayStation 4 Pro, is part of the redesign.

The renders were based on various rumours, as well as leaked images of a "developer kit" reportedly sent by Sony ahead of the console's release.

Games makers often get these kits well before consoles are out to test out Sony's hardware in advance.

As with any rumours, though, we can't confirm these renders are accurate, so take them with a pinch of salt for now.

It's likely Sony will hold off on releasing any images of its new console until next year.

The leak comes shortly after Sony revealed the name and release date of the PS5.

PlayStation releases – what's the history?

Here's what you need to know…

  • The original PlayStation launched in Europe in 1995
  • This was followed by the PlayStation 2 in the year 2000
  • The PlayStation 3 arrived over half a decade later, in 2006
  • Then gamers had to wait a further seven years for 2013's PS4 launch
  • Sony has announced it will release the PS5 around Christmas 2020

The Japanese gaming giant announced the PlayStation 5, said to be its most powerful console yet, will launch in time for "Holiday 2020".

That means we can expect the snazzy console to drop around mid-November. No word on price just yet.

We're expecting big-budget followups to God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn to join the console's lineup of launch titles.

The Ps5 will be a direct competitor to Microsoft's upcoming console the Xbox Series X, also out late next year.

In other news, Sony's PS5 has been tipped to cost over £450.

Read our round-up of the latest rumours about the Xbox Series X and PS5.

And find out why both of these consoles could be the last you ever own.

What do you make of the redesigned PlayStation? Let us know in  the comments!

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