The PlayStation 5‘s designer claims that the console could have been even bigger than what the retail version is.
„I didn’t know what to expect in the beginning. I knew it was going to be larger because I know how much power there was going to be, so I knew how much airflow you would need and how much space for a heat sink. In the beginning, when I started drawing, it was much larger even though I didn’t know what engineering was going to do. It’s kind of funny that engineering told me it’s too big. So, I had to shrink it down a little bit from the first drawing.
We wanted to get it much smaller, so it’s a perfect size right now. If I made it thinner, there would be less airflow to it. It would disturb the player while they are playing. Form-factor wise, I drew a perfect line around it and tried hit the perfect size,” Yuji Morisawa, the designer of the PlayStation 5 (the external one!), told The Washington Post. He added that he doesn’t have a PlayStation 5 yet, which is… weird, considering how he played a big role in how the console would look: „I don’t have [a PS5] yet. If I could get one, I would go for both. I designed both [the standard and digital editions of the PlayStation 5], so I would buy both and place one vertically and one horizontally.”
Hideaki Ishino, the senior vice president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, told AV Watch that even though the PlayStation 5 doesn’t currently support 1440p (unlike its rivals, the Xbox Series models), it could be added to the console if it’s requested enough. Sony is now focusing on TV support. Masayasu Ito, the head of hardware engineering and operations at Sony, added that there are no technical hurdles to jump, so it could be added via a future PlayStation 5 firmware update (similarly to STORING PS5 games via USB, as playing them will still be impossible).
Joey Chiu shared on Twitter that he got a PlayStation 5 by Sony with a note that reads „Patience is a virtue. This is for you,” before the console’s marketing tagline: „Play has no limits.” Why did he get a console for free? Because he was the first in line for both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 4 Pro.
The PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12/19, depending on the region.
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