Sony PS5 Patent Suggests Official Faceplates May Be On The Way

Sony’s PS5 gaming console might soon have an added touch of customization on the way, as the company has been granted a patent for a new set of faceplates. Spotted by OPAttack, the patent is titled “Cover for Electronic Device” and details an “ornamental design for a cover for an electronic device,” with diagrams of the PS5 faceplates being used for illustrative purposes.

It’s worth noting that the patent doesn’t outright refer to replacement faceplates or even skins that can be wrapped around them, but it does show that some form of customization might be on the horizon if Sony decides to follow through on this document.

This isn’t the first time that Sony has introduced custom faceplates to a PlayStation either, as the original PS4 model featured its own selection of small faceplates that covered the top portion of the console.

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Author: Darryn Bonthuys