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​Why You Shouldn’t Believe The Latest PlayStation 5 Leak

​Why You Shouldn’t Believe The Latest PlayStation 5 Leak

With two new consoles coming out this year, there are a lot of rumours starting to spread. People are talking about release dates, prices, launch titles, what colour the consoles will be. And, frankly, a lot of it is bullsh*t.

The latest leak to be reported on is supposedly true because the slogan it refers to has cropped up on the PlayStation Europe Twitter account. Well, despite other sites reporting otherwise, we know why you shouldn't believe it based on that little bit of info.

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The "leak" first appeared on 4Chan and was quickly copied and reposted to Reddit. It said that the console will launch in 2020, and pre-orders would be going live after a reveal event in February, and that the console would cost $499 USD / £449 UK / €449 EU / ¥54,999 J.

Demon's Souls
Demon's Souls

The "leaker" also claimed that among the console's launch games would be Gran Turismo 7, MLB The Show 21, Demon Souls Remastered, Godfall, and Legendz.

And, finally, the claim that is supposedly lending credence to this rumour is that "'IT'S TIME TO PLAY' is PlayStation's new slogan for the PS5 and the brand as a whole".

Over the weekend, people spotted that in the EU PlayStation Twitter account's bio it now says, "It's time to play". They've taken this as a sign that the rumour is true, that PlayStation Europe has quietly updated its branding ahead of the PlayStation 5 reveal.

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But it doesn't take much looking around to see that "It's time to play" has been in the account's bio for months, since at least November last year. That and, rather than a hint of things to come, it's actually a reference to things which are already here: PS Now.

At the start of November last year, the PlayStation Twitter account shared the then-new PS Now advert, with the text "It's time to play."

It did that because the last line of the trailer, the slogan of the campaign, is "It's time to play."

The slogan's been in use for months
The slogan's been in use for months

Who knows, maybe the PlayStation 5 will be announced on February 5, maybe it will be released in October, and maybe it will have Demon Souls Remastered as a launch title. But there's no reason from this "leak" to believe any of that will be the case, and every reason to believe that this is just someone trying to further confuse excited fans.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: video games, PlayStation 5, PS5, sony, gamingbible

Julian Benson

Senior journalist at GAMINGbible. Former deputy editor of PCGamesN and news editor of Kotaku UK. Written for Eurogamer, PC Gamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Wired, and GamesMaster. Author of 'Rags, Bones and Tea Leaves'. Contact: [email protected]

 

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