Almost a year after the launch of the PS5, Sony has still not marketed official interchangeable plates or other colors of its console. Consequently, props manufacturers continue to try to surf on this demand. But unfortunately for them, Sony does not always see this approach very favorably. Which sometimes leads to conflicting situations.
Accessory designer Dbrand is back with new interchangeable black faceplates for PS5. And to mark this return, he chose to once again use a defiant tone towards Sony and its battery of lawyers. Indeed, Dbrand accompanied the announcement of the arrival of these new PS5 faceplates with the mention “checkmate the lawyers. “
This is not the first time that Dbrand has done so. When announcing his first black plates at the very end of last year, the props company invited Sony to him “to do a trial. ”Dbrand believed then that the design of its faceplates was sufficiently different from the official product to protect itself legally.
After many months of calm, Dbrand has shown that he ultimately doesn’t want Sony to sue him. Faced with requests from lawyers for the Japanese group, the manufacturer announced last week the withdrawal from the sale of its PS5 faceplates. It appears, however, that for Dbrand, it was a case of “backing up to jump better.”
A few days after this withdrawal from circulation, the props company has indeed unveiled its Darkplates 2.0 for PS5. According to Dbrand, these new faceplates protect him from legal action by Sony. Why ? Quite simply because each plate has a ventilation hole absent from the official model.
The black PS5 faceplates Dbrand, S02E01
Additionally, Dbrand has removed the sharp edges seen on the original PS5 plates as well. than on its own initial Darkplates. The Canadian props maker also claims to have found lawyers who will agree, if the need arises, to confront Sony in court.
Dbrand Darkplates 2.0 for PS5 are available in three colors: matte black, gray and white. Models for the standard PS5 as well as the Digital Edition are priced at 59.05 Canadian dollars (approximately 41 euros). Note that Dbrand also offers those interested to push the customization of their console even further.
In addition to Darkplates 2.0, the brand also offers skins for the central part of the PS5. As well as colored LED strips for each of the plates. Obviously, these additions come to salt the note more. A complete accessory pack costs here at 78.90 Canadian dollars, or about 55 euros. To these different amounts will be added the shipping costs as well as the probable customs costs.
As of this writing, the first two shipments of faceplates are already out of stock. The third can be reserved and should be delivered in January. It remains to be seen how Sony and its lawyers will react to this new provocation.
What do you think of this situation? Are you still expecting official faceplates from Sony? Have you ever bought PS5 faceplates? If so, what brand and what color? What do you think of Dbrand’s new design? Tell us all in the comments below.