More than a year before the PlayStation 5 launched, images of the PS5 dev kit leaked online but were more or less unconfirmed. At the time, Sony kept a great deal of information regarding the PlayStation 5 under wraps, including, of course, the design — and even the existence — of its dev kit. Thus, whenever a developer tried to confirm that the images were real, the confirmations ended up removed for the sake of secrecy.
Naturally, people saw the confirmations within the post before they disappeared, so the look of the PS5’s dev kit has been around for quite some time. But now that the PlayStation 5 has launched, Sony no longer feels the need to suppress most of the information regarding it, meaning images of it and its development kit are free to confidently roam around the social circuit. This is what they’re currently doing, as more images of the PlayStation 5 dev kit have made their way online.
A Twitter user going by the handle “wellgamer16” has posted four new images of the kit to his page, and they show off the PS5 dev kit’s design from all angles. Viewers get to see it from the front, the back, the side, the top, and underneath. It looks the same as the kit in the images from over a year ago, so if the design in those images wasn’t already confirmed to be real, these images would have lent the idea more support.
It’s always interesting to see how vastly the console’s dev kit design differs from its completed version. The design of the PlayStation 5 and that of its dev kit look nothing at all alike. The PlayStation 5’s final design makes it a mammoth of a system; it’s the biggest gaming console in modern history. The sheer size difference makes it hard to imagine that it’s related to the small, square-like design of its dev kit in any way — not to mention the predominately white finish it has.
With images of the PlayStation 5 dev kit circulating online with impunity, it’s apparent that the next-generation consoles are settling into the role of “current-gen” hardware. At this point, all they need is to become more accessible, as right now, getting a PS5 or Xbox Series X or S is nearly impossible. That said, measures are being taken to correct this, such as Joe Biden investigating the console’s component shortages, so hopefully, it won’t be long before gaming systems become more obtainable.
PlayStation 5 is out now.