Sony revealed a logo for the upcoming PlayStation 5 at the CES tech conference in Las Vegas yesterday, and gamers have been making fun of it since.
Yes, even though the image above could easily have been made by anyone with a copy of the PS4 logo, some photo editing software and two spare minutes – that is the genuine PlayStation 5 logo that Sony revealed at its CES press conference yesterday.
It looks like someone just took the PS4 logo (or PS3 logo for that matter) and replaced the number with a “5”. Wow, I wonder how many committee meetings it took to settle on that one.
Many fans took to Twitter to make fun of the reveal:
— chris trenary (@bagel_chris) January 7, 2020
The funniest part of the PS5 logo being identical to the PS4 logo is you *know* there were HOURS of meetings and discussions and notes and follow up calls and approvals for this design https://t.co/V9KLZCctbh
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) January 7, 2020
Despite the scorn, I can’t say I was expecting much more from a PlayStation logo. The days of interesting and fantastical console names like “Dreamcast” and “Genesis” are behind us, so there’s no reason to expect the logos to stop representing the same sleek, modern, corporatised branding as well.
Although rumours of a big PS5 announcement were circulating before the event, it didn’t end up featuring much to do with the PlayStation brand, with many of Sony’s biggest announcements relating to the company’s other technologies, including a concept for an electric car.
At any rate, let’s hope we get some more actual details about the PlayStation 5 soon. A design maybe? Full specs?
Don’t just reveal that it’s going to be black and expect us to be blown away by it.