PlayStation 5 Dev Kit Design Seemingly Revealed

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Sony’s next PlayStation may still be a way’s off from reality, but that hasn’t kept a stream of interesting tid-bits from slowly peeling away the mystery of the PS5. Though we know the next-gen hardware will be a truly impressive piece of tech, fans still have no clue what the console will look like when all is said and done. However, a newly surfaced development kit design may give the smallest hint at what Sony may have in mind.

According to a recently discovered patent (via LetsGoDigital), Sony Interactive Entertainment appears to have a strange new piece of hardware on their hands, one that could easily fit the description of a long-fabled PS5 dev kit. Sporting a ridged V-shaped design, the device also features a simple disc drive as well as rows of LEDs and USB ports that often display on dev kits such as this.

A single patent is by no means confirmation of an apparent PS5 dev kit, especially as this design could easily pass as concept art for something a bit more conventionally appealing. That being said, it appears a small bit of confirmation did recently arrive from Matthew Stott, a developer with racing game studio Codemasters, who confirmed that these offbeat PS5 prototypes were indeed the real deal in a now-deleted Twitter post.

It would appear that these dev kits are official, though it’s not exactly known how they may impact the final look of the console. As development kits commonly look little like their launch day counterparts, it’s possible that we’ll be looking at a much different PlayStation 5 when Sony finalizes the design. Though, it’s still possible Sony may pursue a fresh direction for their fifth console, perhaps debuting a truly unconventional look to set themselves apart from admittedly strong competition. There’s only one way to find out: to wait.

What do you think? Does this V-shaped PlayStation 5 dev kit stand for “victory,” or are you not exactly feeling it? Is the V shape meant to reference the Roman numeral for “five”? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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