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Rumour: PlayStation 5 will feature a built in camera for streaming

Published: 14:31, 02 October 2019
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According to the latest rumours, PlayStation 5 is codenamed Prospero and it will have a built-in camera for streaming just like Microsoft's next-gen Xbox.

The current-generation consoles from both Sony and Microsoft are nearing the end of their life cycle. We already know that both tech giants are deep in the development of next-gen consoles but nothing has been announced just yet.

Yes, both Sony and Microsoft talked about the next-gen consoles and some of the features that they want to offer with their new hardware but the specific info is yet to be unveiled. Today, we have another rumour which reveals a couple of new details about the next-gen PlayStation.

According to Gizmodo's tipster, PlayStation 5 is codenamed Prospero, who is a moody wizard in Willam Shakespeare's The Tempest. Prospero is supported by characters like the magic spirit Ariel and the kind nobleman Gonzalo and this is where things get interesting.

Ariel and Gonzalo aren't just characters in Willam Shakespeare's The Tempest, they are also the codenames for unreleased AMD hardware, which has been discovered earlier by Twitter users Apisak and Komachi. 

The tipster also claims that PlayStation 5 will have a neat feature for streamers. Apparently, the console will come with a built-in camera and interestingly, Gizmodo’s tipster says the same is true of Microsoft’s next Xbox, Project Scarlett. It looks like both teams are following each other's designs closely.

Furthermore, the source claims that Microsoft will make the camera huge priority, with 4K support and two-frame latency between what is recorded and what appears on a stream. The current Kinect camera gets about 8 to 10 ms of latency.

Sony, on the other hand, are using older camera technology but it's possible that the camera receives an upgrade in the final product since the source is talking about the development kit.

While the report does sound pretty legit, you should take it with a grain of salt just like any other rumour, leak or unconfirmed info.

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