On August 20, website LetsGoDigital posted news of a design patent it discovered for an unknown device by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The device is designed by Yusuhiro Ootori, an engineer for the company, and speculation around the internet largely hovered around it being a PlayStation 5 development kit.
Today, Codemasters senior artist Matthew Stott confirmed in a tweet that the device is in fact a PlayStation 5 development kit.
“It’s a dev kit, we have some in the office,” Stott said in the tweet, linking to a Metro report on the patent.
It should be noted that development kits generally are different in appearance to the hardware that is sold to consumers. For example, here is the PlayStation 4 development kit:
While many details surrounding next PlayStation are largely shrouded in mystery, we do know a few things already, and that it will not launch until sometime after April 2020.