Now, we're getting our first look at what the accompanying DualShock 5 controller might look like.
As reported by VG247, a set of pictures found on the PS5 subreddit showcase the console and its accompanying controller. Until that happens, however, we still have an exciting rumor for all those PlayStation owners who dream about playing all their games on the new machine.
Of course, prototypes can often bear little resemblance to the final product, so take all this with a hearty pinch of salt.
With the recent AMD spec leak bringing to light some credible new technical information for PS5, and some not so credible technical information for Xbox Series X, analysts and other pundits have started to shift their gaze towards price points and sales figures for the two next-generation consoles.
As for its features, the controller has several new quirks including adaptive triggers, more potent haptic feedback, and a USB Type-C connector. Every few years the PlayStation 3 evolves, with seamless inevitability, into the PlayStation 4, and so on, each numerical tick of the counter promising fertile turf from which previously inconceivable video game miracles will sprout.
If a tantalizing rumor is to be believed, Sony is on the cusp of fixing one of the worst things about buying a new video game console: the fact that games you've played and loved end up sitting on a shelf, collecting dust, because they're not compatible with the new hardware.
The controller is obviously a prototype design (assuming these images are real in the first place), as there are no button labels.