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Update: Matt Stott, a senior artist at Codemasters, has revealed that we're looking at the design of a PS5 devkit. In fact, the developer revealed on Twitter that his team already has some "in the office". It's hardly a surprise to learn that the hardware is in the wild if the console is scheduled to launch next year, but it's good to get some kind of confirmation.


This is apparently the PlayStation 5’s devkit design – either that or it’s an elaborate fake. The above artwork matches several other images uncovered on a Brazilian website, although the jury’s obviously still out on their authenticity. Sony engineer Yasuhiro Ootori is listed as the designer, although his name is spelled wrong, which is a big red flag.

Assuming this does turn out to be legit, it’s worth remembering that the consumer product is unlikely to look anything like this. For example, the PlayStation 4 devkit is much bulkier than the retail device; it looks more like an old-school VCR than the sleek tiered parallelogram available in stores. One thing worth mentioning is that there’s lots of ventilation, which would tally with rumours about the next-gen system being absurdly powerful.

Thoughts?

[via nl.letsgodigital.org, gru.inpi.gov.br, resetera.com, twitter.com]