With rumours making the rounds about Sony’s next console, the PlayStation 5, we check out some of the most awesome concept designs.
1) Levitating Console and Dualshock 5 Controller
These effort has one foot in the world of sci-fi, featuring a floating spherical console and large controller design with an inbuilt camera, touchscreen and adjustable control sticks.
I’m not sure I could forgive the slightly skewed buttons, but the design as a whole is pretty darn cool.
Kudos to Danny Hammond Jr for the design.
2) PS5 Slim and Sleek Concept
Designed to be a screen as much as a console, this PS5 concept design incorporates a revolutionary malleable screen for gamers to take their consoles with them. The console can either stand up or lie flat, and would help Sony to bridge the gap between the PS4 and PS Vita.
Kudos to Kevin Tan for the design.
3) PS5 Projector Concept Design
Now, I don’t love the design of this console as such but the idea of having an adaptable controller would be awesome.
Don’t get me wrong; the way the system wouldn’t need a disc drive is a decent idea and the incorporated projector would be pretty sweet, but the controller is the true star of the show.
4) PS5 Hexagon Concept Design
Some people will hate this design for its garish huge hexagons, but that’s exactly the reason I like it. This PS5 concept design looks obnoxious and obtuse, much in the way the original Xbox did.
It also wouldn’t look out of place beside a monster gaming PC, which is a bonus in itself.
Kudos to David Hansson for the design.
5) The Sony Playman
We’ve covered this one before in a lot more detail, but the Sony Playman is way too good to forget.
The concept of the handheld-console hybrid takes many obvious cues from the Nintendo Switch but makes a handful of additions and alterations to improve upon the usability of the Switch. That coupled with a stunning sleek design sets it apart.
Like the Nintendo Switch, the Sony PlayMan concept has a large screen with left and right Sony Dualshock controllers. These controllers can be attached to the screen, attached to a small touchpad to create a standard style gamepad or held independently.
All in all, it’s a beauty.