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​It Looks Like Erebus Isn't The Secret Codename For Sony's PlayStation 5

​It Looks Like Erebus Isn't The Secret Codename For Sony's PlayStation 5

Following one whole day of speculation, a Fortnite developer has squashed rumours that suggest Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 is codenamed Erebus. Spoilsport.

A line of code that references Erebus, alongside every other gaming platform, was discovered in the newest Unreal Engine 4 update yesterday.

Epic Games are the brains behind this engine, so an employee from the firm has taken it upon himself to explain exactly what it means. Although, you might not believe him.

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According to Arjan Brussee, Erebus merely relates to an early Nintendo Switch name before battle royale title Fortnite was ported for the handheld device.

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His tweet said: "FYI references to 'Erebus' in UE4 code only refer to the codename for the Switch version of @FortniteGame before we announced it." Hmm, we'll leave it you to decide what's true and what's not, but why did people believe it was the PS5 in the first place?

Well, a second reference in the Unreal Engine 4 code categorises Erebus alongside the PS4 and Xbox. We all know that Microsoft's next console is supposedly codenamed Scarlett, so many believe Erebus has to relate to the Sony family.

Credit: GEMÜSEPIZZA/RESETERA
Credit: GEMÜSEPIZZA/RESETERA
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Also, Greek mythology states that Erebus, a primordial deity representing the personification of darkness, was one of the first five beings in existence. And seeing as the PS5 would be the fifth generation Sony console to launch, it all seems too much of a coincidence not to be true [via Gadgets360].

What do you think about this news? Do you believe the Epic Games developer? Is he trying to hide their slip up? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: GEMÜSEPIZZA/RESETERA

Topics: PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PS5, epic games, fortnite, Entertainment, sony, Microsoft, Battle Royale

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.