AN ANONYMOUS “leaker” has revealed what they claim are official details about Sony’s PlayStation 5.
The cache of information was posted to a notorious online web forum, and suggests the PS5 release date is just days away.
Sony has already confirmed that the PS5 is coming out this year.
But its exact design, release date and price still remain a mystery despite the imminent launch.
Now an anonymous 4chan user has claimed to have insider knowledge about the console.
The “leaker” says that the console will be unveiled on February 5, 2020, and will cost 449 / $499 / 449 / 54,999.
It’s claimed that this launch event will take place at the ritzy Sony Hall a Sony-sponsored venue in New York City.
According to the Sony Hall events calendar, no public or private bookings are scheduled for February 5.
That means the venue appears to be free for a Sony event, if one were being planned in secret.
Marketing buzz-phrases for the console are listed as “little to no load times”, “blazing fast downloads”, and “download the games, or stream the games as an option”.
Of particular excitement to Sony fans is the rumoured support for “backwards compatibility”.
This is the ability to play old games on the PS5 console from all five platforms: PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3 and PS4.
Some of the rumoured launch titles include Gran Turismo 7, MLB The Show 21, Demon Souls Remastered, Godfall and Legendz.
Pre-orders are tipped as going live on the same day as the launch event, but the actual on-sale day is tipped to fall in October 2020.
Previous rumours have put the actual PS5 retail release as being much closer to Christmas.
The bad news is that it’s impossible to verify this “leak”, and the information could easily have been fabricated.
However, the level of detail in the post is very high,
We’ve asked Sony for comment and will update this story with any response.
Sony is unlikely to confirm this leak, so we probably won’t know the truth until the official launch.
Until then, take all rumours and leaks with due caution.
In other news, we recently revealed all the possible PS5 exclusive games for launch day.
Microsoft unveiled its new console, the Xbox Series X,last month.
And, read our round-up of the latest rumours about theXbox 2 and PS5.
Will you be buying the PS5 or Xbox Series X this year? Let us know in the comments!