A picture of a PlayStation 5 development kit has hit social media.
The photograph, which was published on Twitter by user Alcoholikaust with the caption “PS5 anyone?”, shows what appears to be two PlayStation 5 kits side by side on a desk. You can also spot what looks like two prototype DualShock 5 controllers.
PS5 anyone? pic.twitter.com/cBggZTIty4
— The Drunk Cat™ (@Alcoholikaust) November 30, 2019
While console development kits don’t typically look like the final model, these PlayStation 5 devkit looks similar to the patent images which surfaced in August – complete with its odd V-shape design and hefty cooling system. Don’t you just want to warm up a slice of pizza on it?
The Verge’s Tom Warren confirms that this is indeed a PlayStation 5 dev kit.
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
Tech-focused outlet Wired has previously gone hands-on with a version of the PS5 controller, describing it as being “an awful lot like the PS4’s DualShock 4” – but there’s some intriguing differences in the functionality of the controller. The major new addition called out are what are referred to as “Adaptive Triggers” – a new version of the familiar L2 and R2 inputs that will supposedly offer greater feedback through the triggers themselves. Also already confirned is that PS5 will be capable of hardware-accelerated ray tracing and compatible with 4K Blu-Ray discs.