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Community reacts to leaked photos of PS5 devkit and new controller

Published: 30/Nov/2019 22:57 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 20:44

by Scott Robertson

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The game development kits for Sony’s iteration of the next generation of consoles are out and about and in the hands of game developers. Leaked images of the kits appeared online, and fans were surprised to see what this dev-only version of the PS5 looked like.

Sony and PlayStation fans will have to wait one more year to get their hands on retail version of the PS5, a staple system of the next generation of video game consoles.

But game developers need their hands on those consoles now if they want to be included in the collection of launch titles, which are pivotal in determining a new console’s early-game success.

An image shared by Twitter user Alcoholikaust appears to show two dev kits side-by-side.

The dev kit PS5s have two wired controllers on top of and to the side of them, and the same Twitter user that posted the photo says that these are the new Dualshock 5 controllers. These controllers don’t have the trademark light under the charging port, and that port appears to be a USB-C instead of the traditional micro USB.

For those confused about the look of the PS5 dev kits, dev kits, in general, do look drastically different from the eventual retail version. You can see in the background to the right are two PS4 dev kits, and the dev kit for the PS4 looks like a toner printer. 

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Twitter was filled with replies echoing the above sentiment; that the PS5 will likely not look like the dev kit. Some even shared the image of the PS4 dev kit shown above as evidence to this fact, while others jokingly shared images of what the original Xbox was going to look like.

Some suspected that the V is to represent the Roman numeral for 5, but The Verge’s senior editor Tom Warren insists that the design is to allow stacking and proper airflow.

Some users still expressed concern that the PS5 might run especially loud if Sony keeps this fan design, while others are worried about potential heat issues if the system requires that sort of extensive air cooling system. The loud fan noise from the PS4 has been a common complaint for that console.

The PlayStation 5 was confirmed back in October, and images of these dev kits confirm the designs that were leaked back in August.

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Halo Infinite has multiple betas scheduled for 2021

Published: 23/Jan/2021 22:42 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 22:48

by Bill Cooney

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Halo Infinite publisher 343 Industries is planning to release multiple betas in the lead-up to the game’s release later this year.

Halo fans had a rough ending to 2020, with the next game in the series, Infinite, being delayed until Fall 2021 according to 343 Industries.

Despite that setback, it appears we’ll get a chance to play the game well before that, since the developers are apparently “actively drafting plans” to roll out multiple “test flights” of the game before its official release, according to information found on the Halo Insider website.

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Infinite is the next installment in the Halo franchise, and we could get to play it before it officially releases.

According to the info, 343 Industries is currently planning to use the Halo Insider Program for the multiple beta tests before the game fully launches, which will give devs a chance to find and fix bugs and other glitches that might have slipped through the cracks.

How to sign up for the Halo Insider program and Halo Infinite beta

If you’re not already signed up for Halo Insider, the good news is that it’s as easy as entering your email and other information. To make things as simple as possible just follow these steps below to get signed up and be notified when the “test flights” become available:

  1. Go to the Halo Insider Program site.
  2. Click on the “signup” link
  3. Under “Sign in to your Xbox Live account,” click Sign In.
  4. Sign in with your Microsoft Account.

When are the Halo Infinite beta tests?

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343 Industries haven’t shown off multiplayer footage yet, but we assume it will be available during the “test flights”

We don’t have an exact release date for any of the test flights just yet, other than that they will be starting “later this year” according to the publisher, which could be Spring or Summer since the game is slated to come out in Fall.

Rest assured these should be announced well ahead of time by 343, and if you’re signed up as an insider you’ll also receive a notification in your email and on your Xbox account when it does happen.

For all the latest news on Halo Infinite’s release date and all other updates on the game, be sure to follow along with Dexerto right here for all the latest info.