What will the PlayStation 5 console look like? Our community has had its say, but we're none the wiser on what form the real deal will take. The DualSense controller may offer some clues with its two-tone design, but other than that and an oddly-shaped dev kit, we've no idea what to expect from the machine's physical appearance.
It turns out we may not be alone. While anyone outside of the company can't be expected to know, you'd think PlayStation's own staff and studios might have some knowledge of the darned thing. While some will certainly have seen the console, others are claiming ignorance.
Mark Healey is co-founder and creative director at Media Molecule, and he seems to be just as keen to see the final PS5 design as anyone else:
As Healey says, Sony has been running an extremely tight ship lately, keeping certain things on lockdown for fear of leaks. We imagine Media Molecule and other PlayStation Studios teams have been tinkering with the PS5 dev kit, but whether they've seen the final PS5 is another question. If we're to go by Healey's words, it would seem even some first party studios have yet to see the next-gen box.
For what it's worth, we wouldn't necessarily expect a hardware reveal during tomorrow's PS5 event; Sony seemed to imply it will be purely about the games.
Yeah, Sony have been really good about stopping PS5 leaks. The specs didn't leak, the final controller didn't leak, the hardware hasn't leaked. There are pretty heavy rumors of games, but it's not like we've seen key art for Horizon 2, or Demon's Souls. They really have kept it extraordinarily close to the chest, which makes the potential of tomorrow's event even more enthralling.
I'm trying so hard to not be hyped, but I'm finding it harder and harder not to. It's pretty exciting!
It's not surprising. That's what devkits are for.
The interesting bit is he believes we are going to see it.
Don’t care if we see the console I’m only interested in the exclusives and I can’t wait to watch gameplay/trailers in 4K after the future gaming event. This should be amazing. Anyone hoping for a new SOCOM, Uncharted or a Heavy Rain 2 game?
@iceno1 would love to see what quantic dream is working on.
@iceno1 only Heavy Rain 2 or Fahrenheit 2. Or some mystic game. If you play games like Uncharted, Assassin's Creed or Horizon you expect some huge story of mystic secret of the world. There is no sudden surprise. I'm missing some "wow effect" like in Fahrenheit, where was ordinary guy, that suddenly found himself in total hell. Cannot say, that Heavy Rain or Detroit or Assassin's Creed 1 didn't brought some twists, but they were predictable. I hope for some kind of mystic game, where you cannot predict next step and uncover serious secret.
I think Sony will reveal it tomorrow. Too risky to leave it another month in case it actually leaks. Can't wait to put my pre order in. One for PS5 one for series X
Tomorrow is gonna drag until 9pm BST
Hopefully work will go quick
Sony doesn't even know what the ps5 looks like
I just want to see games, and lots of them. The design reveal of the PS5 will be cool to see, but it’s largely a non-factor for me personally.
That’s expected, even internally, where stuff like that can easily leak the more it shared around the company.
@nessisonett Wow that gif is something else!! 🤣🤣
They probably won't, however, they may drop the console design like they did with the controller after the event...maybe (I hope). Either way, I guess we are all banking on then revealing it tomorrow, but they would be very stupid not to considering how quiet they have been and waiting until October or even later in December time is going to alienate a lot of people.
People just need to know, otherwise Sony can kiss the prospect of keeping people interested goodbye, because it's taking the piss currently. At least xbox had the sense to get the design out the way and then drop the admittedly dissapointing games reveal. Much of what should have been done hasn't and the silence doesn't reflect well on a company that absolutely knocked it out of the park in every way this gen.
Sony should have been more transparent and forefront about the PS5 and this tactic can either massively pay off or completely flop, here's to hoping it's the former.
@Zach_99 Please talk for yourself.
@iceno1 Hi there. A new Socom game would be a nice treat. The first one was my first online experience. And I realy enjoyed the last one. Maybe we will see the new Uncharted game from Sony San Diego Studios. Let´s see what they have in store for us gamers. Cheers and happy gaming to us all.
@BamBamBaklava89 Yeah! Loved Beyond: Two souls and Detroit Become Human. Such great experiences, with good art direction and storytelling. Can´t wait to see what David Cage and his team will do next. Cheers and have a good one.
I did and you don't have to agree, but people are sick of waiting now. It's either make or break for Sony depending on how they play it.
Even if they don't show the design at the event, it will leak soon, since they'll be going into mass production right about now in order to meet the launch later this year. In fact, that makes it more likely we will see the design, since they revealed the DualSense to prevent leaks after they started getting sent out to third parties.
Let’s face it, whatever ps5 ends up looking like, it’s gonna be a comedown after octanes design!
I'm not overly fussed about the looks of the console, more the functionality.
We know more or less how good the games will be capable of looking, but I want to know more about the storage mechanisms in particular. I really don't feel that the less-than-1TB capacity of the fancy new drives is going to be enough for most people on its own, and I'm intrigued to see how they plan on getting around that in the short term, since extra capacity in the form of a second such drive is potentially going to lead to a situation similar to the Vita memory cards.
I know what it looks like. It looks like a PS5 I wasn't to keen on the looks of any of the past PlayStation's really. All I was bothered about was the games I would be playing on them. But hopefully it will look cool tho It surely can't look as boring as the new Xbox thingy
It would be nice to improve specs in the final as they did with PS4, like CPU/GPU with more teraflops power. Just saying, I'll buy it anyway...
@Lionheart5 it's nice you're rich enough to afford both, no need to rub it in to the rest of us though.
Am not interested in seeing the games I already KNOW there going to be AWESOME I want to see the friken console FFS I can honestly say that hideous xbox x will not be a good look in ya front room so please Sony just let us know what it looks like 🙏
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