In what’s sure to be a disappointment to PlayStation fans everywhere, it seems that the latest rumors about the PlayStation 5 have been squashed.
Last week, one fan on ResetEra spotted references to what seemed to be a code name for a new console buried deep in Unreal Engine 4. The code name referenced something named “Erebus,” which was placed alongside the sections for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Since all of the current-gen PlayStation hardware has been code-named with similar Greek names (such as Project Morpheus), many made the logical leap that “Erebus” would be the PlayStation 5 or a second version of the PS4 Pro.
Now, though, one of Fortnite‘s developers has spoken up, and it seems that the mystery Erebus has nothing to do with Sony at all.
“References to ‘Erebus’ in UE4 code only refer to the codename for the Switch version of [Fortnite] before we announced it,” Fortnite developer Arjan Brussee wrote on Twitter.
FYI references to ‘Erebus’ in UE4 code only refer to the codename for the Switch version of @FortniteGame before we announced it.
— ᗩᖇᒍᗩᑎ (@arjanbrussee) August 30, 2018
While it doesn’t seem Brussee would have any reason to lie, some fans are still skeptical, pointing out that Erebus was listed in with the other game platforms (Android, iOS, Windows, Xbox, etc) rather than with a list of actual games. Of course, it could just be a case of the code being weirdly named and labeled.
This particular rumor seems to have been debunked, but there are still a few other things we think we know about the PlayStation 5 so far. We know that the PlayStation 4 is entering its final life phase, and that likely won’t see a PS5 until 2020 or 2021. We think the system will still use physical discs and could incorporate some cool new tech online with high-end PC gaming. For the full list of everything we know, read our guide on the mysterious next-gen console.
Source: Arjan Brussee