The PlayStation 5 won’t be announced officially for several more months, and we’re more than a year away from the expected release window for the console. Sony has confirmed some of the specs of the device on more than one occasion though, without revealing its design. However, a Sony design patent discovered in Brazil shows the design of what might be the company’s PS5 console. We’ve shown you Sony’s render for this mysterious device as well as all the evidence that suggests this is indeed the next PlayStation. Now it looks like there’s more evidence that seems to reinforce that idea.
Game developer Matthew Stott, who’s currently a senior artist at Codemasters according to his LinkedIn profile, posted the following message on Twitter (via ComicBook), before deleting the tweet:
The developer linked to a story about this new Sony patent, saying that his company already has some PS5 development kits in its office. As you can see in the image above, he went on to add the patent that shows a PS5 dev kit, or maybe even the console itself.
A different person involved with game development posted more images showing the PS5 dev kit from various angles.
There’s no guarantee that the PS5 that ships to buyers sometime in late 2020 will be identical to this alleged dev kit. But it sure looks like the patent that Sony filed in Brazil shows a product design the Japanese company has already used, and a design that’s now being linked to the PS5 by people who might be familiar with Sony’s plans.
The new PlayStation 5 might be unveiled as soon as next February during a so-called PlayStation Meeting 2020 press event. As we get closer to the PS5’s launch, we’ll likely see more leaks that might confirm the console’s design well before Sony makes it all official.