PS5 Fan gives their console a fantastic retro makeover

PS5 Fan gives their console a fantastic retro makeover

Sony has a rich history in the video game industry, and one fan drew on that history to give their PS5 console a nostalgia-fueled retro makeover.

One PS5 the owner came up with an interesting way to celebrate the hardware’s retro history. The impressive modification is enough to immediately make a person think back to the consoles that had to come first for the PlayStation 5 to earn the “5” in its name.

The PS5 was released on November 12, 2020, and immediately proved almost impossible to find in most stores. Recently, Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan was able to finally announce that the shortage of PS5 consoles is officially over. However, that announcement was a long time coming. Many gamers who have enjoyed games on Sony hardware over the past 2 years did so by playing them on the PlayStation 4.


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On the PlayStation subreddit, PS5 owner seymourbuttz214 posted a photo of their PS5 with a black case and with the familiar PlayStation 2 logo presented in rainbow colors of red, yellow and blue. The poster explained that they used a can of Plasti Dip to turn the hardware’s white plates black, then added vinyl decals for some of the authentic detail work. They also improved the logo on the primarily white controller with the classic color scheme of the PlayStation’s early days, although the bulk of the accessories remain white. The love seymourbuttz214 showered on the project suggests they may agree with the proposition that the PS2 may always be the golden era of PlayStation consoles.

A retro look for the PS5 is fitting, and it also feels like something Sony could do themselves. When the PS5 launched, the company included Astro’s playroom software as a free wrapper. In addition to introducing new functionality to the PS5 controller, Astro’s playroom referred to older PlayStation games from all console generations, including the PlayStation 2 original, god of war (in one scene, robots occupy themselves playing “Bot of War” on a TV screen). Players could also climb over large models of the older consoles in a kind of hangar.

After an unfortunate period where Sony struggled to understand why gamers still enjoy spending time with their older games, the company has since found opportunities to turn that nostalgia into revenue. PlayStation Plus Premium offers a range of PS2 classics, ranging from established classics such as Wild Arms 3 and Naughty Dog’s classic trilogy of Jak games at lesser-known prices such as Siren and The Monster War. Entire generations of gamers are old enough to remember sinking countless enjoyable hours into the brand-defining games that made PlayStation a household name. They are the players, parents, developers and hobbyists who serve as the company’s best hope as it looks to the future and works to appeal to a new generation of gamers. We hope that Sony will make it even easier for new fans to immerse themselves PlayStationits rich history in the years that follow.

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