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PS5: Travis Scott shows off new PlayStation 5 weeks before release date

Andrew Griffin
·2-min read
 (Sony)
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Rapper Travis Scott seems to have access to the PlayStation 5, weeks ahead of its release date.

Scott posted a picture on Instagram of himself and the new Dualshock controller from the newly console.

While he did not show the PS5 itself, the caption suggested that he is playing the console, which has yet to be publicly released.

“I will be playing until the sun up," he wrote in the caption.

The PS5 is not scheduled to arrive until November 12 in a limited number of countries, including the US. It will receive a full release – including finally arriving in the UK – a week later, on 19 November.

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I will be playing until the sun up

A post shared by flame (@travisscott) on Sep 25, 2020 at 7:28pm PDT

The new Xbox Series X and Series S are known to be in the hands of a number of personalities and publications. Initial reviews of the new console have already been released, with those with early access to the Series X indicating that it is much quicker than even the Xbox One X.

The PS5, by contrast, has been less publicly available. Throughout the release process, Sony has revealed less about its console as early – it allowed Xbox to reveal the price and release date of its consoles before it did so, for example.

There have been few indications that anyone outside of Sony – and Scott – have played on the new console, let alone have one in their possession.

Reports from Japan suggest that YouTubers in the country will have hands-on time with the new console in early October. Speculation has suggested that the same rollout could come to other countries afterwards.

The usual release schedule would see members of the press, influencers and perhaps even the public able to play on the console weeks or even months before its release. But those plans have presumably been shelved at least in part because of the coronavirus outbreak, which has left all major tech companies holding virtual and remote events.

The fact that Scott is apparently playing on the new console at home – or at least has touched the new controller – does suggest that the console is on its way out to some people outside of Sony and that first impressions could be revealed soon.

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