PS5 anyone? pic.twitter.com/cBggZTIty4
— The Drunk Cat™ (@Alcoholikaust) November 30, 2019
We’ve addressed a lot of PS5 rumours as they’ve come out, and this time, it’s about their Dev kits. Well this one is less so a rumour, but rather a confirmation on the rumours we’ve seen and heard over the past few months. And as if it were something that was drawn to life, it seems those renders for the PS5 were accurate after all. Twitter user @Alcoholikaust tweeted out an image of the supposed dev kits, with a caption “PS5 anyone?”. And well, guess you don’t need much words for it, do you?
yes, this is the PlayStation 5 devkit. The reason it's large and v-shaped is to make them more easily stackable for devs who are running multiple stress tests. The cooling is optimized to push air out of the sides and center https://t.co/pc3wJw2A6v
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) November 30, 2019
But if you were wondering why it looks the way it does, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. The Verge’s Tom Warren later tweeted at the image, and said that it is the same PS5 Dev kits the internet has seen over the past few months. He even goes on to explain why it has that weird looking V in the centre of it. The cutout is basically to make stacking easier for when developers need to push multiple systems through various stress tests. And the shape also helps in cooling, but it looks like the perfect fit for a slice of pizza, huh?
But don’t worry, these are just dev kits. The PS5 is still far off enough to speculate on it’s final designs. We’re bound to get more teasers as 2020 gets closer, so stay tuned for more updates on the next gen of gaming!