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Rumor | Notorious PlayStation 5 commentator runs riot with unsourced date and game-related rumors for the PS5 console

This "taco" inspired fan-made concept design for the PS5 copies the DualSense controller's colorway. (Image source: VR4Player)
This "taco" inspired fan-made concept design for the PS5 copies the DualSense controller's colorway. (Image source: VR4Player)
Official news about the PlayStation 5 has been reasonably quiet recently, although the eagerly awaited Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been confirmed for the next-gen console. However, a notorious PS5 commentator has been hitting the headlines with unsourced claims about the console’s design reveal date, launch date, and boost mode-capable games.
Daniel R Deakin,

It appears there is a reasonable chance Sony will hold a final design reveal event for the PlayStation 5 at some point in June. We already reported on a rumor that it would take place on June 4, and there have been comments from people actually related to the industry that Sony is likely to put on some sort of PS5-related show during that month. However, the somewhat notorious Twitter user PSErebus has been posting a lot recently, offering up many “details” about the next-gen console that include specific dates and game information.

Before continuing, it’s important to make it clear that the details posted by PSErebus are unsourced and the user is infamously known on various social networks and game forums for often being wildly inaccurate. While some media outlets have taken theses posts as sourced by an insider or leaker, “commentator” seems to be a more accurate description. Therefore, please have the requisite amount of salt to hand to start pinching at when reading the following.

Firstly, PSErebus has gone all out with a final design reveal event date for the PS5, which apparently will take place on June 2 via the PlayStation blog. The commentator also claims that pre-orders will only begin after the console has been revealed. The PS5 reveal event date suggestion of June 2 is a brave one, as it is not as vague as some other guesses have been, and the frequent tweeter has even stated a specific site for the reveal, which lends the claim an air of veracity. But, this is the same commentator that asserted PS5 pre-orders would begin in March…so start pinching some salt.

Secondly, the launch date for the PlayStation 5 is apparently going to be November 20. No ambiguous periods of time there, just a specific date. PSErebus has also provided an alleged list of games that will take advantage of the console’s boost mode capability: Gran Turismo Sport, Killzone Shadow Fall, Control, Death Stranding, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us Remastered, Horizon Zero Dawn, Bloodborne, Red Dead Redemption 2, Resident Evil 2, Kingdom Hearts 3, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Borderlands 3, Dreams, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, God of War, Infamous Second Son, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and The Last of Us Part II.

Interestingly, the commentator adds the prefix “will take advantage of Boost Mode on PlayStation 5 on November 20, 2020” to all the game-related posts just mentioned, which seems to suggest these games will all be launch titles. (Still pinching that salt?) The most believable recent tweet from this most spurious of "sources" concerns the possibility of being able to upgrade some PS4 games to the PS5 version for free. If all these unsourced and frequently incredulous rumors have you pining even more for actual sourced PS5-related news, it has been confirmed by the developers that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will be available on the next-gen console. A new trailer for the upcoming game has also been released.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-05- 9 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News
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.