While we wait for Sony to show us what the PS5 console looks like, fans have wasted no time providing their own suggestions with unique concepts. While the design we're showing you here is not likely to be that accurate to the final product, it's certainly the most imaginative take we've seen so far.
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The most noticeable difference between this design and the others we've seen is no doubt the overall shape. While most PS5 concepts stick to something resembling a rectangle, this one has carved Sony's new console into the shape of an archway keystone — or in less grandiose language, a 'taco', as one Reddit comment puts it.
Using a white design with black accents and blue LED lighting (like the DualSense controller we've seen already), this design also has the controller symbols etched into the casing.
Also unfamiliar is the removable cooling lid. By removing the central panel of this imagined PS5, you reveal the fan — lit with more blue LEDs. What purpose this serves is unclear, but the inclusion of the lighting seems to indicate that the designer intends for the fan to be seen.
This concept also imagines also redesigned PSVR gear, including both the headset and controllers. It's rumored that we'll get a new generation of Sony's virtual reality system along with the PS5, hence its appearance here.
If you're not into the mainly white design, VR4Player offers an all-black and Spider-Man red option too. Sony has done game-specific reskins of its consoles in the past, and since we're eagerly awaiting another Spider-Man game on the next generation PS5, this would likely be a popular option.
We're hoping to finally hear more from Sony, and actually see the PS5 in the flesh, in an event this month. We'll be getting our first look at Xbox Series X games during a special livestream event on May 7. Both consoles are then expected to debut in November this year, bringing gamers enhancements like speedy loading times, 8K support and ray-tracing.
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Richard is based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, tablets, gaming, and whatever else people need advice on. Following on from his MA in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sheffield, he's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.