While it is currently unknown what the PS5 will look like and what its technical specifications will be, there are many fan-made concepts online, but one concept in particular is breathtaking and Sony should take notes.

On his MaDz Gaming YouTube Channel, a gamer decided to put their own creative input into the mix with a visually stunning render of what they’d like to see the next Sony PlayStation 5 console look like. He even provided the list of features the PS5 would have, release plans and more, so let’s take a look at them below.

Public unveiling and release plans

Public unveiling of PS5 hardware roadmap tentatively scheduled for February 21st 2019. Final hardware reveal date not yet decided, several dates from August to September 2019 possible (Gamescom, TSG).

PS5 release date for Japan and United States is planned for November 16th 2019. Second tier regions (Europe and Australia) planned for release November 23rd 2019, worlwide no later than December 7th 2019.

PlayStation 25 Year Anniversary Limited Edition to be released on December 3rd 2019 (Pre-orders from Nov 16th 2019).

Insight into the Design Process

The Inspiration for the PS5 design is derived from the success of its predecessors. With the overall shape and slanted front derived from the PS4 and the ridges, power button and eject button as a heritage from the PS2.

The top cover is meant to be user replaceable to allow for branding and user customization.

General specifications and selling points:

  • Custom 7nm 6c/12t AMD APU based on Zen 2 and Navi architecture with custom ray-tracing extensions (Radeon Rays) and dedicated hardware for a variety of post-processing of the buffers (DLSS, TAA or MSAA up to max 8K resolution):
    11.2 Tflops (22.4 Tflops at half-precision)
    3640 stream processors
    16 GB GDDR6 RAM (with an initial 14 GB available to developers)
    Vapor chamber cooling system
  • UltraHD BDXL/QL player compliant with BDA 3.2 specs (including HDR10+)
  • 2TB HDD in standard SKU. 1TB model in Q1 FY2020
  • VR capability built-in with dedicated hardware for temporal reprojection, aliasing and second screen frame buffers (can bypass original PSVR breakout box if used)
  • Forward-facing HDMI 2.1 port for PSVR2 as well as current VR headsets (compatible with CUH-ZVR1 and CUH-ZVR2 via old breakout box and camera)
  • 3 front-facing and 3 rear-facing USB 3.1 ports (with power delivery)
  • AC power input, HDMI 2.1 output, 1Gbps Ethernet, AUX and optical connector on the rear panel
  • Built-in 802.11ax wireless network
  • Stand for vertical position sold separately
  • Single DualShock 5 controller included in standard SKU
  • Console is fully compatible with the existing DualShock 4 controllers (all CUH-ZCT1, CUH-ZTC2 and CUH-ZTC1U models, required cable for wired connection and pairing will be sold separately at launch)
  • PSVR2 headsets with inside-out tracking and HDR OLED
  • Fully compatible with all PS4 titles (disk-based and digital) with developers having the option of using on-th-fly asset replacement to bring higher quality assets into older titles

All the elements which compose this post are only an artist’s view and have nothing official from Sony Interactive Entertainement.