The true measure of a leak is whether or not the person who leaked the information has any credibility. This is usually obtained in the form of correct leaks in the past. After all, not too many people are keen on revealing their true identity when they’re leaking top secret information.
Enter Twitter user @PSErebus. This person has been correct numerous times in the past, and their latest tweets offer insight into a potential price, release date, and even backwards compatibility! Let’s see what they have to say.
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The person in question, @PSErebus on Twitter, correctly predicted the release date for The Last of Us: Part II prior to its delay. That’s not bad, but it doesn’t guarantee that they know anything about the PS5.
Interestingly enough, their username also hints at a PS5 rumor. Anyone remember the rumor about the new console being codenamed “Erebus?” This news first surfaced in August of 2018, and shortly thereafter this Twitter account was opened in November of 2018.
It’s not a lot to go on, but let’s just assume for a minute that @PSErebus is on to something. Let’s take a look at some of these tweets:
Sony Interactive Entertainment will ship PlayStation®5 (PS5™) with a 2TB SSD at a RRP of $499, €499 and £449 #25YearsOfPlay #PS5 #PlayStation5 pic.twitter.com/pVGJRpx4lQ
— PlayStation (@PSErebus) November 18, 2019
Now, this is the big one. They dropped some big info here. In terms of pricing $499 seems like a great way to keep the sticker shock low, and the 2TB SSD drive would be amazing given that games will only get bigger as time goes on (I myself have almost filled up a 4TB HDD on my PS4).
The speculation continues! Check out what they said about the release date:
Sony Interactive Entertainment will release PlayStation®5 on November 20, 2020. Exactly five days after the release of PlayStation®4, seven years prior. 25 days after the 20th anniversary of PlayStation 2 and exactly five weeks before December 25 #25YearsOfPlay #PS5 #PlayStation5
— PlayStation (@PSErebus) November 19, 2019
Again, this is not confirmed, but it seems like a good prediction. The proximity to the PS4’s release date in terms of day and month makes sense. The proximity to the holidays also seems like a good call. This would put the PS5 in a position to be a hot item during the holiday season.
Now, I saved the best for last. Check out this prediction:
PlayStation®5 will be backwards compatible with the majority of PlayStation®, PlayStation®2, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation®4 discs #PlayStationLegacy pic.twitter.com/yDu9TYCiZR
— PlayStation (@PSErebus) November 20, 2019
Yes, you read that right. If this tweet is correct, the PlayStation 5 will support a vast majority of PS4, PS3, PS2, and PS1 discs. This would be a huge, and a big blow to Microsoft, who made a lot of their ground up with their backwards compatibility on Xbox One.
The entire Twitter account is worth checking out. There’s some really compelling evidence in there to back up the claims we are seeing in these select tweets.
Ultimately, time will tell if these predictions are correct. I like what I’m seeing here, though. What about you? Do you hope these predictions are correct? Let us know in the comments!
Article by – Bradley Ramsey
Insert date – 11/25/19