THE Sony has already revealed several details about its future console, informally called PlayStation 5: it will support 8K, will run 4K content at a frequency rate of 120 Hz, and will come with SSD for faster performance than on PS4. The company registered the design of a console in Brazil, and it could be the kit for PS5 game developers.
Sony Interactive Entertainment requested registration industrial design for this electronic device in May 2019; it was granted on August 13 by the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI).
The document mentions the name “Yusuhiro Ootori”, which probably refers to Yasuhiro Ootori, Sony’s engineering director who worked on the PlayStation 4 – in 2013, he dismantled the console in a video from Wired.
The Dutch website LetsGoDigital found this design because, when registered with the INPI, it appeared in a system of EUIPN (European Union Intellectual Property Network) that brings together industrial designs from more than 60 countries, including Brazil.
Sony may have different design for PlayStation 5
This should be the developer kit, not the final design of the PlayStation 5, given the number of ports on the front. Sony distributes a preview version of the console before launch to companies that create games; she doesn’t have to worry so much about aesthetics because the final product for consumers usually looks different.
The device has several air vents, apparently to cool internal components like AMD’s processor and graphics chip. O TechRadar also noticed something interesting: the V-shape, which corresponds to 5 in Roman numerals.
Sony confirms that the PlayStation 5 will come with SSD to load games faster; will support ray tracing technology for more realistic lighting; continue to accept physical media; and will be compatible with all the titles already released for PS4.
The PS5 will be the competitor of the next Xbox, tentatively called by Microsoft from Project Scarlett. Both will be launched in 2020.
Front view of the Sony device:
And the rear:
Device registration at INPI: