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Dataminers Thought They Figured Out The PS5's Codename Was 'Erebus' - Turns Out They Were Way Off

Just when you thought we had found out the first little piece of information about the PlayStation 5, someone comes along and tells you you're wrong.

Just when you thought we had found out the first little piece of information about the PlayStation 5, someone comes along and tells you why you're wrong.

No matter how much we love and marvel at the technology we currently surround ourselves with, there's always one thing guaranteed to distract us from it, what's coming next. How good will the new iPhone be? What technology will make on-demand programming even better?

More important than all of the above is, of course, the next generation of consoles, to some of us at least. It started as a battle between Sega and Nintendo during the 1980s and the two contenders have become Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation, plus Nintendo is still there too. While the PS4 and the Xbox One are still very much the kings of this generation, the next is officially on the horizon.

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As of right now we know very little about the PS5 and the next iteration of Xbox, however, data miners recently discovered a slither of information about the former, or so they thought. They found some code that contained a platform named Erebus, as reported by Critical Hit. Gamers eagerly started putting dots together. Erebus is a Greek god, and in the past, quite a few of PlayStation's consoles have been given Greek god codenames.

Wait, there's more. Erebus is the Greek god of darkness and is one of the first five Greek gods to ever exist. It all adds up, right? Wrong. Arjan Brussee, a programmer for Fortnite developers Epic, took to Twitter in order to burst everyone's bubble. Brussee explained that Erebus is simply the codename that was given to the Switch version of Fortnite, and that it is just left over from before the game was released on that platform.

Many gamers believe that Brussee is simply trying to throw people off the scent, though. As mentioned above, the code states that Erebus is a platform, not a game, so the Epic programmer telling us that it's leftover code from the Switch version of Fortnite doesn't really add up. Whether Erebus is the PS5 or not, the code still doesn't tell us much. It does mean that something exciting is coming, though, and perhaps we will get our first look at the next generation of consoles in 2019.

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