A short video has surfaced with an alleged PlayStation 5 loading screen and a user interface (UI) that appears to be related to the developer’s kit, not the retail PS5 model. The video shows a black DualSense controller that is supposedly used to launch the console, and then the boot screen and UI eventually appear on the monitor.
A video depicting the loading screen and user interface of the PlayStation 5 was posted on Reddit, apparently for the price. The OP of the subreddit apparently paid € 100 just to access this video showing what PlayStation fans are willing to go for just for a snippet of new information. In exchange for their money, Redditor received a 24-second PS5 download video.
In the foreground, the user is holding a black DualSense controller. While some immediately concluded that Sony has a black PS5 waiting in the wings. It is more likely that this is just a prototype controller that was first unveiled a couple of months ago and may have been used by the developers alongside the PS5 dev kit. If all of this is true, then the video here just demonstrates downloading the PS5 dev kit and preparing the user interface.
The start screen that has been published in the past feels real, and the look at the user interface is incredibly short. However, what worries some commentators the most is the amount of time it takes for the device to boot. Whereas, if it’s not a fake, then this is likely a PS5 development kit. And the retail option is likely to be faster and better optimized. However, the 20 seconds or so cold reboot left some die-hard fans confused as Microsoft’s Xbox Series X was overclocked by about 10-12 seconds for the same procedure.