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New PlayStation 5 patent could reveal final console design

Published: 5/Jun/2020 2:58 Updated: 5/Jun/2020 3:15

by Brad Norton

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The look of the PlayStation 5 may have just been locked in as a new patent from Sony has revealed a full design of the upcoming console.

While the gaming industry anxiously awaits the full unveiling of next-gen hardware, Sony has drip-fed information throughout the year. Full specifications were outlined in March and the DualSense controller was revealed in April. However, the design of the console itself has remained under wraps.

After a delay to the Future of Gaming presentation, a new patent published on June 4 may have just lifted the lid on the PlayStation 5.

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Sony’s PS5 devkit in all of its glory.

The new patent included 10 detailed images of the devkit console, breaking down each component from a variety of angles. An overhead view showcases a ‘V’ style design on top of the box with fans on either side.

As a version of the console exclusively for developers and not the general public, this appearance may not be final. However, an alleged leak from 4chan appears to confirm that the shape of the final, consumer-friendly version, remains similar.

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An alleged look at the final PlayStation 5 design.

PS5 is plastered on the right of the front face, Sony on the left, and a disc drive sits between them. The PlayStation logo is on top of the console inside of a ‘V’ imprint that carries over from the devkit hardware.

A big difference between the two designs in the reduction in total fans on the alleged consumer design. The backside of the box features a small amount of ventilation, similar to the PS4, though there are no openings on top of the console similar to the beefy PS5 devkit.

Regardless of the visual differences, the hardware looks to be quite sizeable in both designs. An earlier prototype could have already given us a glimpse of just how big the soon-to-be-released PlayStation 5 will really be.

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Early PS5 devkits hold true to the newly patented design.

Take this alleged leak with a grain of salt. Only time will tell if this alleged design holds true to the final product. Sony’s next-gen console is still on track to hit store shelves at the tail end of 2020.

As always, Dexerto will keep you in the loop as new PS5 details are revealed.

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3 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla easter eggs you need to see

Published: 25/Nov/2020 18:07

by Alex Garton

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla might not strike you as a game that blends the worlds of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, but if you look in the right place, these easter eggs can be found. 

Ubisoft’s game released alongside the Xbox Series X|S and since launch players have searched every inch of the game’s expansive world. In doing so, a number of exciting crossovers to other major franchises have been found.

Although the world of Valhalla may be set in the age of the Vikings, which is nothing remotely like the grounds of Hogwarts, there are some things you can find that blur the lines.

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Valhalla’s easter eggs are spread across various regions of the game’s world.

Best easter eggs in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Harry Potter easter egg

This easter egg is located in Lunden, south-east of St Paul’s Cathedral in a small thatched building.

The building is guarded by a snake and a key is required to unlock the door. Use your Odin Sight and you’ll see a white indicator that marks the location of the key on the balcony of a nearby building.

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Players will enter what looks to be Voldemort’s hideout.

Once inside, players will find an eerily dark lit room filled with strange objects. On the table directly opposite the door, there’s a readable note for players that lists each of Voldemort’s Horcruxes from the Harry Potter films. These were, of course, the powerful objects in the Deathly Hallows, which contained a hidden fragment of a wizard or witch’s soul.

Despite the room only containing the ‘Strange list’, it’s a great easter egg to discover. For any fans of the Harry Potter franchise, this is one you can’t afford to skip.

Dark Souls easter egg

It’s hard to find an open-world RPG that doesn’t have a reference to From Software’s legendary franchise. There are no complaints from fans, though, as it’s always exciting to discover a Dark Souls easter egg, especially if it’s the iconic bonfire.

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Here’s exactly where to find the Dark Souls easter egg.

The bonfire is located in east Ledecestrescire in the ruins of a building. We’ve seen the same bonfire reference in countless titles and it still never gets boring. Luckily, as long as you remember to save regularly, you won’t be spawning back at the bonfire when you die.

Lord of the Rings easter egg

It would have been a missed opportunity to not include a reference to Tolkien’s Middle-Earth in the world of Valhalla. Lucky for us, Ubisoft didn’t disappoint and even added one of the Rings of Power into the game.

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Here’s exactly where to find the Lord of the Rings easter egg.

The easter egg is located west of Glowecestre on the edge of the river in a small house. Players will need to locate the nearby hidden key with their Odin Sight and enter the building.

Inside there’s a readable note that reads “One of the little folk asked me to make the door smaller, as he wants to keep unruly houseguests from his house.” This is a clear reference to Tolkien’s character Bilbo Baggins.

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It’s amazing Ubisoft actually added a Ring of Power to the game.

Next to the note, the developers have even added a small ring in reference to the Rings of Power. It’s unfortunate that players can’t equip the ring, but honestly that’s probably for the best.