Hype surrounding Sony's PlayStation 5 reached fever pitch before its ill-received "The Road to PS5" event back in March, only to leave gamers frustrated and disappointed with the console's no-show.
That then led to a series of concept designs for the console to be created, with each trying to visualise what the new PlayStation would look like, culminating just a few days ago with this heart-stoppingly beautiful system.
Right now, though, what the real PS5 system will actually look like and when it is going to be unveiled remain a total mystery.
That, though, could have just changed dramatically. That's because, as reported by established U.S. news publication BGR (opens in new tab), a Twitter user who claims to have inside knowledge of Sony has just let slip exactly when the PS5 design is going to be unveiled.
The final design for PlayStation 5 will be officially unveiled by Sony Interactive Entertainment on the PlayStation Blog on June 2, 2020 pic.twitter.com/YmBrVnjZ27May 5, 2020
Whoever the Twitter user is, they don't have any past form in accurately calling PS5 information ahead of time, so on the face of it this looks like a report to take with a healthy pinch of salt.
However, since posting that information on May 5, the leaking floodgates have well and truly opened, with the user proceeding to tweet a whole bunch of PlayStation 5-related info including details on pre-orders, the console's Boost Mode for PS4 games, and even which magazine is set to feature the official design on its cover.
Preorders for PlayStation 5 will not begin until the console is unveiled to the public. Sony Interactive Entertainment continue to remain in constant communication with retailers around the worldMay 5, 2020
PlayStation 5 will boost visuals and frame rates for a selection of PlayStation 4 games in Boost ModeMay 6, 2020
Ghost of Tsushima will take advantage of Boost Mode on PlayStation 5 on November 20, 2020 pic.twitter.com/ZrefKZo4SHMay 6, 2020
God of War will take advantage of Boost Mode on PlayStation 5 on November 20, 2020 pic.twitter.com/eAqaKjDCZPMay 6, 2020
PlayStation Official Magazine UK will feature the final design of PlayStation 5 on the front cover of Issue 176, August 2020. The magazine will go on sale digitally in June 2020 and will be available in newsagents and supermarkets in the United Kingdom on June 30, 2020 pic.twitter.com/BV9jEJjbkEMay 5, 2020
Now, there is a chance this Twitter user is just making things up. However the detail that many of these tweets go into, on face value, add some weight to the proclamations.
Individual dates mentioning specific games, saying exactly when they will be ready to play in Boost Mode and the exact issue number of the PlayStation Official Magazine, along with its on sale date, which is going to show off the official design on its cover, all seems to tally up with when we would expect to see them.
The Boost Mode games, which all release in late November 2020 according to the leaker's tweets, sounds specifically spot on for a winter holiday season PlayStation 5 launch, for example.
If the leaker's comments are true, though, and the PlayStation 5 is to be unveiled on June 2, 2020, that means we now have less than a month until the console will be shown off. Exciting if true for PlayStation gamers the world over, who have been sitting and watching as Xbox gamers get treated almost every week to fresh Xbox Series X information, images and features.