LetsGoDigital, the Dutch publication who discovered the leaked patent, created their 3D renderings for what could be the next PlayStation 5.
PlayStation 5 Possible Design and Features
The leak showcases the console with a prominent V cutout at the top that looks like it is designed for ventilation. The V shape might also be a clever way to signal this is, in fact, the PS5. It also looks like it has several USB ports upfront along with a disc drive. Above the disc drive there look to be some LED indicators. Matthew Stott, a veteran in the game development industry since 1992 and currently working as a senior artist at Codemasters confirmed on Twitter that the leaked render is indeed a devkit. Apparently, he and his co-workers “have a few in their office”. He also suggested that the devkit could end up being the final unit, but maybe Sony has some design tricks up its sleeves with the PS5. Scott later deleted the tweet, then his entire Twitter account, which may have violated a non-disclosure agreement with Sony.
Sony has teased some of the features coming to the next PlayStation, including a solid-state hard drive for faster loading times, ray tracing graphics with 8K resolution, and backward compatibility with PlayStation 4 games. Microsoft promised similar features for its Xbox successor, Project Scarlett, at E3 in June. Scarlett has been confirmed for a November 2020 release, while Sony has not been specific about the PlayStation 5’s launch date.
Of course, these 3D models are entirely speculative. It has been confirmed that the design was indeed registered in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) database this August. Still, the only way to know how exactly the PlayStation 5 will look is when Sony releases official images of the console themselves.
So we’ll have to wait and see how accurate these 3D renderings are.