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Rumor | Incendiary post infuriates PlayStation 5 fans with claims that Sony may have to delay and redesign the PS5 due to heating issues

There is a growing rumor that Sony might have to redesign the PS5 console. (Image source: ADSLZone)
There is a growing rumor that Sony might have to redesign the PS5 console. (Image source: ADSLZone)
A controversial post about the PlayStation 5 has rapidly spread across social media and forums due to its content. Although the claims made are currently unverifiable and the poster has made previous desultory comments about PlayStation hardware, the post has been successful in unsettling many concerned about a potential PS5 delay.
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A statement made on a YouTube clip by someone called “Jeff Rickel” has started to appear on various Twitter accounts and forums due to the incendiary content regarding the status of the PlayStation 5. Rickel claims that Sony is in deep water with the next-gen console, and the company has to decide either to delay the PS5 for 6-12 months or release it in a sub-par condition simply to compete directly with the Xbox Series X.

The inflammatory post claims that the PS5 would be in a sub-par condition if launched on time due to its design and cooling solution. According to the statement, the current form factor is not suitable for dealing with all the heat generated by the PS5’s high-end components, for example, there is a claim that the SSD’s power-hungry performance is creating too much heat. The poor heat dissipation is apparently causing hardware fails, which if true would certainly be a disaster for Sony and the PS5.

The post, which is supposedly based on conversations with unnamed game developers and people working for Sony, tries to qualify its claims with comments in regard to the lack of a PS5 reveal so far even though the Xbox Series X has been shown off and the lack of any launch games being promoted. The argument posed is that if Sony cannot get the PS5 to operate properly or stabilize its performance then how can game developers show off any accurate content? Although the originator of the post has been called out for making similar withering remarks about previous PlayStation hardware, it won't stop speculation about why Sony hasn't revealed the next-gen console yet.

You can read the full post below. Unsurprisingly, many have come out on social media and forums to denounce the content, although it has sparked the discussion that some of the claims could be actually accurate. Plenty of PlayStation 4 owners have reported issues with that particular console overheating, so it’s likely Sony has poured plenty of R&D time and expense to make sure the PS5 delivers the performance that is expected from it without the fear of hardware failure. However, with the recent news of indefinite game delays, there are some starting to doubt whether the PS5 will be ready in time to take on the XSX for holiday 2020.

PS5 claims. (Image source: @ObiWanFTW)
PS5 claims. (Image source: @ObiWanFTW)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-04- 3 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.