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Sony Stirs the PlayStation 5 Rumor Mill With New PS5 Website

Last Updated September 23, 2020 1:32 PM
Thomas Bardwell
Last Updated September 23, 2020 1:32 PM
  • Sony launched the PlayStation 5 website.
  • It features little information other than the promise of upcoming PS5 news.
  • Unfortunately, it sheds no new light on rumors of an imminent reveal event.

The official website for Sony’s upcoming next-generation PlayStation 5 (PS5)  console went live earlier today. No formal announcement or word from Sony. It sprung to life this afternoon with no fanfare.

Official PlayStation 5 Page

Sony Prods the Hornet's Nest With New PlayStation 5 Website
The PS5 “website” is live. But it doesn’t tell us much. | Source: Sony Interactive Entertainment 

“Website” might be pushing it – a bare-bones portal or landing page seems apter. There isn’t all that much going on other than the now-familiar PS5 logo alongside a short blurb hinting at upcoming news.

Sony is once again keeping its cards close to the chest.

Interested parties can also sign up to receive updates as they drop by popping in their email address and so on. Sony says updates will cover details about the price, release date, and roster of PlayStation 5 launch titles.

The official PlayStation 5 site reads:

We’ve begun to share some of the incredible features you can expect from PlayStation 5, but we’re not quite ready to fully unveil the next generation of PlayStation.

Thanks, Sony

The wording doesn’t shed any new light on the validity of widely circulated rumors that Sony was on the cusp of spilling the beans at a reveal event in the weeks to come.

On the contrary, the inherent ambiguity of “not quite ready” means we could be waiting a few days, or a month, to learn more about the PlayStation 5. At this point, all bets are off. Your guess is a good as ours.

Sony’s PS5 Trademarking Spree Explained

Sony’s recent trademarking spree, which saw applications filed with intellectual property organizations in the U.K., U.S., Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand, now makes a lot more sense, though.

PS5 is used generously on what little text features on the new PlayStation 5 portal. Copyright and trademark stamps are absolutely everywhere. Sony was presumably eager to get its house in order before the site went live.