If you’re struggling to wait the 40 days before the first PlayStation 5 units are delivered, Reddit has provided a little snippet to keep you going: the console startup animation.
Or at least, it could be. Judge for yourself.
Loss of starting PS5 UI (video) from r / PS5
The source of the video is reddit user wsb_BernieMadoff (presumably not the one) who claims to have paid € 100 (~ $ 1
The editor also asked the Russian / Russian forum for help translating both the text on the screen and the chat in the background. While the former is just a standard warning for epilepsy, the latter is a little more revealing:
– “And why Sony needs [a] dual camera? Is it for two users, each connecting to a different Bluetooth? “
– “No, it’s like a dual camera in cell phones.”
– “Portrait mode?”
People are divided over whether the clip is legitimate, and even if it were, whether it was money well spent, as most of the footage is remarkably similar to what Sony already demonstrated in June.
Personally, I’m inclined to give the video the benefit of the doubt. If it’s just the clip above plastered to a TV with the classic PlayStation login icons added, then it’s very well done. And while others say the black control pad is a dead giveaway as Sony has announced only a white pad and console, I’d say it’s close enough to the inevitable that a black one will eventually come. Plus, it wouldn’t be the first time a black PS5 pad has been leaked.
For their part, wsb_BernieMadoff doesn’t seem entirely convinced. “Cheated or not, I’m glad I was able to at least release a video for the community,” they wrote.
The PlayStation 5 arrives in America on November 12, priced at $ 499 or $ 399 depending on whether you can live without a Blu Ray drive. But if you haven’t already booked it, good luck getting one. The pre-order process was bumpy, with the console running out everywhere almost instantly. We’re keeping an eye on where the stocks are returning, so bookmark this page if you’re still on the hunt.