A SET of gorgeous new images teases what the PlayStation 5 could look like when it launches later this year.
Sony announced the console yonks ago but has kept its design secret, leaving fans to come up with their own ideas based on rumours and leaks.
The latest mock-up, from Dutch tech site LetsGoDigital, depicts the mysterious console with a delicious jet-black finish.
Featuring subtle blue light accents, the design harks back to that of the PlayStation 4, which hit shelves in 2013.
The new console will be about the same size as the PS4 pro, according to the report, with vents on the top and sides to keep it cool.
That will be necessary, as Sony says the PS5 will support 8K gaming and load games at 10 times the speed of its predecessor.
LetsGodigital, who worked with graphic designer Giuseppe Spinelli on the images, also shared mock-ups of the PS5 cotroller.
Sony actually unveiled the first pictures of the space-age controller earlier this month, but the concept pictures show it in black.
Reports suggest Sony may finally unveil its new console in May.
As well as snaps of the controller, the Japanese company has already revealed the full specs of the console.
Obviously, the concept images are pure speculation, so take them with a pinch of salt for now.
We won’t know more on the console’s design until Sony unveils more ahead of its release.
Sony has said the console will hit shelves in the lead up to Christmas this year. It’s not clear if this will be pushed back by the current global health crisis.
Microsoft has confirmed it will launch its new console, the Xbox Series X, around the same time.
Earlier this year, analysts suggested the Series X and PS5 could hit shelves with price tags as high as £500.
They predicted that the two consoles will share similar specs, pricing and features.
“Both consoles will be a lot more similar to each other in terms of specs, pricing, and features when compared to the last generation,” Serkan Toto of Kantan Games said in January.
“Microsoft will likely avoid shenanigans like higher price (I expect $499 price tags for both), weaker specs, restrictions to used disc sales etc.”
It’s likely the consoles will launch at a similar price point in the UK, meaning around £500.
Microsoft confirmed in December that its new console would be named the Xbox Series X.
The machine will apparently run games at 4K resolution – double that of HD – with the possibility of running 8K.
It will also process games faster so as to “eliminate” loading times. A new Halo title will launch with the console.
Sony got in a bit before Microsoft, revealing details of its PS5 console in October, 2019.
The PS5 controller features haptic feedback, which means you’ll feel different sensations through the controller as you play.
Sony says you’ll be able to experience “the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud”.
The L2 and R2 buttons now include adaptive triggers too, which change depending on the environment.
In other news, Sony is bribing players to stay at home with FREE PS4 games.
Gamers across the globe can now play Google Stadia for free.
And, the PS5 and Xbox Series X could cost a hefty £500 at launch.
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