Sony canceled McDonald’s “disgusting” PS5 controller!
PS5, as we know, is an important part of the daily lives of gamers now. Gamers love to spend hours and hours playing games on PlayStation 5. And furthermore, as PlayStation 5 is at the top tier of the gaming community, McDonald’s is the best in the food chain community around the world. One cannot resist either of them. So, both companies in search of big profits on a market scale decided to collaborate.
The “CONTROLLER” of the Collaboration
Like McDonald’s is in the 50’stheyear of its release. McDonald’s was ready to collaborate with Sony PlayStation to get its own PS5 controller. One thing that gamers are looking forward to is controllers. The better the controller, the better the gaming experience. PlayStation first introduced Dual-Shock Sense controllers, provided literal tremors while gaming. Sony’s idea of providing real shock tremors in the controllers made for a great gaming experience. McDonald’s decided to start the rollout of McDonald’s-themed Dual-Sense controllers with buttons painted in McDonald’s iconic yellow, a touchpad complete with “M” logo, images of their famous fries and burgers, on a red and white base. .
The gaming community has mixed opinions on the controller, with some saying they would happily pay for controllers, while others call them “absolutely worse”.
Since Sony saw the mixed reactions as a bad sign, it decided Cancel the planned launch of 50 branded controllers as part of a promotional prize for Australian customers. Before they were cancelled, McDonald’s planned to work with several Twitch streamers for the promotion, offering the controllers as prize giveaways to those who watched game streams like Overwatch, Minecraft, FIFA 21, etc.
The drivers were part of ‘Stream Week’, which is set to showcase McDonald’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Why the cancellation?
It is not clear why the cancellation? But according to media sources, it was a bad deal and Sony was not ready to face losses because of McDonald’s.
Meanwhile, McDonald’s decided to postpone the entire ‘Stream Week’ and is set to release the entire action plan in the next month or so. McDonald’s has said that they will provide a new time when it is confirmed.
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