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PS5 release date news: First look at spectacular new PlayStation console?

If the PS5 looks anything like these spectacular new concept renders, then the late 2020 release date can’t come soon enough.

Fans recently uncovered a European patent image of what turned out to be a PS5 dev kit.

The mysterious sketch suggested that the next-gen PlayStation will sport a futuristic V design that likely stands for the number five.

Responding to media speculation about the patent, game developer Matthew Stott confirmed that the design represented PlayStation 5 dev kits, and not the console itself.

“It’s a devkit we have some in the office,” Stott tweeted.

Of course, it’s possible that the final PS5 will sport a similar design, which is where LetsGoDigital comes in.

The Dutch website has created some incredible concept renders of the next-gen console, giving fans a better taste of what to expect.

As you can see from the images below, the console features a neon touch panel and illuminated cooling vents.

While the conceot images have divided opinion, there can be no denying that the PlayStation 5 would stand out if it looked like this.

PS5 specs and details were the subject of a surprise reveal by system architect Mark Cerny earlier this year.

Cerny revealed that the PS5 will support 8K resolution, ray-tracing and have much faster loading times.

The speedy (or non-existent) loading times are possible thanks to the specialised solid-state drive, which will make a huge difference to processing speeds.

In Spider-Man on a PS4 Pro, for example, it can take upwards of 15 seconds to fast travel from one location to another. The PS5, on the other hand, will be able to handle the same task in less than a second.

Worlds can also be rendered at far greater speeds, which should inject more pace into games.

But what fans really want to know is when the console will launch, how much it costs and what games will be available.

Judging by an alleged leaked email from Sony, the PS5 will be fully unveiled at a special launch event in February. 

The “PlayStation Meeting 2020” will reportedly take place on February 21, so mark the date in your diaries. 

If true, the PlayStation 5 release date will be revealed in just six months time.

The report – which originated on 4Chan – also suggests that Ghosts of Tsushima will launch alongside the console later that year.

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