Sony Puts a Halt to McDonalds-Themed PS5 DualSense Controller

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Image: Macca’s

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, McDonald’s Australia (called “Macca’s” locally) revealed last week that it had created 50 limited-edition PS5 DualSense controllers to give away as part of a special streaming event that would run through the week.

Sadly, it looks like PlayStation fans with a predilection for fast food will have an especially tough time getting their hands on one, as Sony has issued a statement clarifying that the DualSense variant with french fries and hamburger decals had never been authorized by the gaming giant.

McDonald’s Australia has postponed its streaming event as a result, clarifying that its colorful DualSense design will not be included in the prize pool.

The only official DualSense controller colors that have been released by Sony thus far is the standard white version, which launched alongside the PS5, and the Midnight Black and Cosmic Red variants that hit shelves this summer.

“Sony PlayStation has not authorised the use of its controller in promotional materials related to the proposed Stream Week event and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. McDonald’s stream week has been postponed and Sony PlayStation controllers will not be included in the giveaway.”

Source: Press Start

Tsing Mui
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