While Sony may not be holding a presser at Gamescom this week, it seems the Japanese giant still has some surprises in store. Case in point: PlayStation Europe is teasing what appears to be a new PS4 console.
No, we don’t mean another powered-up system to slot in above the PS4 Pro (although that’d certainly be a bombshell). On the contrary, it seems Sony will be introducing a new special edition of its existing models. Thanks to their similar dimensions, it isn’t clear if the system under wraps is the vanilla PS4 or the Pro.
And what makes us think it’s related to GT Sport? You mean, besides the fact it’s one of Sony’s biggest exclusive franchises, and launching in less than two months? Well, all of the various PlayStation social accounts made use of the “gearing up” pun, but it was PlayStationES that added a telltale emoji:
¡Tenemos todo preparado para una gran noticia mañana! Sigue pendiente de nuestras redes sociales. ?? pic.twitter.com/8GyDgwxTye
— PlayStation España (@PlayStationES) August 21, 2017
It isn’t a stretch to believe Sony would create a specially designed PS4 commemorating the launch of Polyphony Digital’s upcoming racer. It wouldn’t be the first time the company has done it, after all. There was the blue PS3 as part of the “Gran Turismo 5 Racing Pack” last generation. Before that, a special white edition of the PS2 launched alongside GT4 Prologue.
If the new system is indeed a GT Sport-themed console, it will be interesting to see if Sony bundles the game with the system. Way back in 2001, the company extensively bundled GT3: A-Spec with the then-new PS2. This played a large role in the game becoming the best-selling title in the history of the franchise.
Luckily, we won’t have to wait long to find out. Sony will be revealing this mystery machine tomorrow, when Gamescom officially opens. Stay tuned!