Leaked patent shows what the next-generation console may look like.
We’re years away from the end of 2020, which is supposedly when Sony is expected to release the PlayStation 5 – or PS5 as everyone calls it. While we already got a short glimpse of what the hardware inside will be, the design itself is still a mystery – until now.
Dutch blog LetsGoDigital found a patent at the Brazilian INPI patent authority which showcased what seems to be the PS5. Aside from the fact that it does look like a console (remember how futuristic was the design of the PS4 when it came out in 2013?), the patent credits Yisuhiro Ootori as the main designer. Ootori is a Sony technical director that has been connected with various PlayStation hardware in the past.
The patent didn’t exactly brand the device as a console and only named it a ‘data processing equipment and peripheral equipment. Still, the design itself is enough for all of us to get curious and admittedly excited.
The V-shaped top design is admittedly futuristic, which evokes the same design elements we see in high-end gaming notebooks: edgy, extreme and sometimes over-the-top. The top looks to dissipate heat in a more efficient manner, with the slot-loading drive along with multiple USB ports located at the front. Additionally, the V-shaped design can also mean the Roman numeral ‘V’ which of course means the number 5.
Then again, this is all based on speculation – a couple of years from now you may be looking at an entirely different console.
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