At the moment, Sony's new PlayStation console comes in a thrilling White-Black combination or... A White-Black combination. We have both black and red DualSense controllers but there isn't any variation on the PS5 itself. Well... Until now. A new patent has been spotted and it could mean that we're getting official PS5 faceplates sooner rather than later. Here's what you need to know.
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First reported by OpAttack, it looks like a new patent has been filed by Sony that appears to relate to PS5 faceplates and skins - could this mean something more official is on the way soon?
You can check out a look at the patent and the patent itself in a tweet from Nibel below:
This could be a way of preventing other third-party retailers from delving into the world of PS5 cosmetics, but Sony isn't a stranger to a limited-edition console. With the PS5's faceplates being removable and theoretically interchangeable, this could open up a new age of limited-edition customisation options for your console.
You have to imagine that the average consumer would be more likely to purchase an additional pair of official PS5 faceplates as opposed to a whole new console - right? This could be a huge money-maker for Sony.
At the moment, this is all speculative - however, it does look promising for those of you looking to customise your PS5 in the wake of Sony's shutting down of third-party faceplate retailers. We don't think we'll be seeing anything official regarding this for a little while yet - however, quite a few of PlayStation's biggest exclusives are coming out next year.