Posted by Lexton Snol 15 December 2013
PlayStation 5, next XBOX and Wii in photos - concept images released
Now we’ve seen and played with the new Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 the gaming world can now look forward to the release of the next-generation Xbox and PlayStation 5.
The design team at www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk have created a bunch of concept images of the future Xbox and PlayStation, highlighting the most obvious features on both consoles.
The next Xbox and PS5 will certainly be accessible via a cloud service rather than by a disk, so consoles will no longer require a disk drive.
What will the Sony PlayStation 5 look like
The PS5 is a hard drive-sized console that combines Sony's cameras with the increasingly angular and modular aesthetic of the PlayStation franchise.
The console would communicate with an online service; a platform allowing gamers to download the latest titles and compete against each other. The design also incorporates a power light in blue, a colour that has become synonymous with PlayStation over the years.
What will the next XBOX look like
If Xbox didn’t need a hard disk drive then it's likely they would make more of the KINEKT aspect of their gaming experience. In this concept, the gamer would need an Xbox controller which communicates with a KINECT.
The KINECT, as well as facilitating an interactive gaming experience, can communicate with XBOX live allowing users to purchase games online. Aesthetically the design draws inspiration from the current KINEKT model as well as the angular lines of the XBOX ONE.
What will the next Wii Remote look like
The Wii remote communicates directly with the nearest TV and is the only bit of equipment the customer needs in order to game – the disk drive is no longer required.
When the remote is off, the interface appears blank and the surface is only broken by pinholes for the speaker element.
Rather than being separate components, the buttons are subtle ridges on the surface of the remote.
When on, LEDs just under the skin of the remote shine through to indicate the function of each button. The interactive surface consists of a tactile, semi translucent rubber.