The Sony PlayStation 4 made its debut in the market in 2013, and five years later, we are seeing images believed to belong to a prototype model of the PlayStation 5 which is expected to hit the market in 2020.
Sony is preparing to release the PlayStation Classic with retro design and 20 pre-installed games on December 3, maintaining fashion with retro consoles for the nostalgia of video games of the past. The photos come from the same website that published the first Google Pixel 3 XL and the mid-range Pixel 3 that makes the round of the internet these weeks, so maybe we have the real prototype of the next generation of PlayStation.
The photos that came from an unknown user who sent them to that site said the PlayStation’s appearance could change to its final version, and we should always be cautious when we have such pictures as long as there is no one official announcement, no one can guarantee that these pictures are the actual product.
The prototype shown in the photos shows a different design compared to the PlayStation 4, reminding a bit of Xbox One mainly due to its more square design. The safe mode menu of the console is also apparent, and there is a picture of the corresponding PlayStation 4 menu, with the user who posted the photos stating that the prototype is not only working in bootloader mode but also has a firmware image that can installed.
Finally, as far as the technical features of the PlayStation 5 are concerned, the rumors are said to feature an eight-core AMD Ryzen processor based on the Zen + architecture, the graphics will be handled by the Vega GPU, the RAM will be GDDR6, and support for playback video games at 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.