Sony is prepping its successor the Playstation 4 for reveal in 2020, but barring the fact that we know it’s coming, not much is known about the next-generation console.
Well, that was until this week. According to an inside source, Sony’s PS5 machine is codenamed ‘Prospero’ and will feature a built-in camera.
The reason for the camera: streaming. It makes sense for Sony to offer gamers the choice to capture and stream gameplay, along with filming themselves, given that streaming is a huge part of gaming culture at the moment.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has patent a unknown electronic device that looks similar to a PlayStation Dev Kit system. Could this be PlayStation 5 Development Kit? Source: https://t.co/uQWjKtkqJy pic.twitter.com/cl08VEj4SU
— Andrew Marmo (@the_marmolade) August 20, 2019
Whether or not the camera can also be used for motion control of some sort is unknown, but the primary function is said to be purely for streaming purposes. Sony also recently filed a patent for a 3D holographic display screen, which could be associated with the PS5 or another device, however, its implementation on the next-gen DualShock controller (for example) could be a massive leap forward in technology.
Of course, all this information should be taken with a huge handful of salt, given that Sony hasn’t confirmed anything as of yet.