The Sony PlayStation 5 was originally supposed to be even larger than its final design
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Yujin Morisawa, the Senior Art Director behind the PlayStation 5, has revealed some interesting information about the upcoming console. Speaking with The Washington Post, Morisawa confirmed that he originally intended the PlayStation 5 to be larger than its final design. Morisawa wanted as much space as possible for the console's hardware, although he stated that he did not know what hardware that would be when he set about designing the PlayStation 5.
Thankfully, engineers intervened and told Morisawa that his design was 'too big'. According to Morisawa, the PlayStation 5 is 'the perfect size right now', adding that making it thinner would have restricted airflow. The PlayStation 5 measures a whopping 390 x 260 x 104 mm, for reference, which is equivalent to a 10.5-litre PC case.
Additionally, Morisawa claims that he made the colour of the buttons on the DualSense transparent to simplify its look. Moreover, the PlayStation controller shapes on the DualSense were not only intended to improve the grip of the controller but to serve as an Easter egg. However, the pattern was quickly discovered by keen eyes.
There is a possibility that there are other Easter eggs too, or Morisawa alludes to as much anyway. The PlayStation 5 will arrive on November 19, so we do not have long to find out if that is the case.