McDonald's PS5 Controller Makes Us Feel Hungry And Sick At The Same Time
UPDATE: McDonald's Australia has issued the following statement
"The image was provided to media in error and there is no commercial relationship between McDonald’s Australia and Sony PlayStation.
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".
Proving that some things should be left as they are, a horrifying collaboration between Sony and McDonald's has proved why not every fast food giant is the next KFC Gaming. McDonald's has just released a limited edition PS5 controller that's left us feeling hungry and sick in equal measure.
With the release of the PlayStation 5 last November, it was a case of out with the old and in with the new. Despite plenty of love for the staple DualShock 4 controller, Sony confirmed it would be introducing the beefier DualSense controller. Adding haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, the DualSense has already become a firm favourite of PS5 owners.
Well, that's until it was slapped with that iconic McDonald's branding and ended up looking like a bizarre addition to your Happy Meal.
What is the McDonald's PS5 controller?
This Frankenstein's monster comes courtesy of McDonald's Australia, which is celebrating 50 years of those golden arches Down Under. We're not sure how the PlayStation comes into this, but either way, the McDonald's PS5 controller is something for food fanatics who want to game and gorge at the same time.
The DualSense's removable plate has made it a customisation canvas, however, we feel Sony hasn't taken full advantage of this just yet. Although you can get a black, PS4-inspired DualSesne, there are also other designs that honour the OG PlayStation controller from the '90s. With the McDonald's PS5 controller, it's no surprise it takes influence from Ronald's red and yellow colour palette.
The McDonald's PS5 controller is a typically garish accessory that adds a portion of fries to the D-pad, a Big Mac on the face buttons, and the iconic logo in the middle of the DualSense's touchpad.
Where can you get the McDonald's PS5 controller?
According to PushStart, only 50 of these monstrosities have been created. To win, Australians can tune into various McDonald's-sponsored streams from July 31. Remember, it's only for those living in Australia. If you live there and fancy swapping out your standard DualSense controller for something a little different, check out the following streams:
Muselk on Sunday at 1:00 PM (Overwatch)
Jacko G on Monday at 6:00 PM (Overwatch)
X2Twins on Tuesday at 10:00 PM (Minecraft)
Cripsy on Wednesday at 1:00 PM (FIFA 21)
Kiki on Thursday at 8:00 PM (Night in the Woods)
Crayator on Friday at 4:00 PM (Mario Kart)
Aiden AK on Saturday at 4:00 PM (World of Warcraft)
If you actually like the limited edition McDonald's PS5 controller, we'd like to hear from you, but in reality, most winners will probably try and sell them on as a piece of rare (and out-there) gaming history.
This is clearly an attempt from McDonald's to try and cash in on the viral success of the KFConsole - which promises to play games and warm chicken at the same time. We're not sure what's weirder, the McDonald's PS5 controller or the fact Australians call it Maccas. Still, we kind of want one.