Sony might not be interested in talking about the PlayStation 5 just yet, but ResetEra user Gemusepizza points out that the latest version of the Unreal Engine 4 contains the PlayStation 5 code-name. The Unreal Engine 4 contains references to a console named “Erebus” alongside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Additionally, they also found the abbreviation “TST2” also tied to what could be the next platform.
Erebus is a Greek deity who personified darkness. He is one of the first five beings in existence. Sony has traditionally code-named its consoles after Greek deities, which makes us believe that Erebus could be the PS5.
The PlayStation 4 was named Orbis, the PlayStation VR was code-named Morpheus, and the PS4 Pro was dubbed Neo internally. We know for a fact that Erebus is not Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox console because that device is code-named Scarlett.
You can see the image files right here to compare for yourself, but if this rumor proves to be true than we might be even closer to the next generation than we originally thought!
Though Xbox’s Phil Spencer casually mentioned that the next gen is already in the works, it was industry analyst Michael Pachter that is putting more of a timeline of the future of gaming. Pachter recently told GamingBolt, “I’m sure Microsoft intends to launch first, and I am equally certain that the new Xbox will be backwards compatible with any Xbox One X software.”
He then added, “I agree that it’s hard for Xbox One X purchasers, but they should know 4 years into a cycle that there is another one coming. My guess is that Microsoft intents to launch in 2020, but if they think is going to launch the PS5 then, they will launch early.”
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