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This 'Horizon Forbidden West' Custom PlayStation 5 Console Is Beautiful

This 'Horizon Forbidden West' Custom PlayStation 5 Console Is Beautiful

Since the PlayStation 5 reveal earlier this month, fans have been inspired. They've mostly been inspired to rip seven shades of piss out of the weird, curvy design of Sony's next-gen console... but a few have been moved to come up some more creative takes on the hardware.

We've already seen an incredibly sleek custom PlayStation 5 console with a Spider-Man: Miles Morales theme. There's also a fearsome looking God Of War model that Sony should definitely release alongside the inevitable next-gen sequel. Now, XboxPOPE on Twitter has offered up a beautifully weathered-looking PS5 inspired by Horizon Zero Dawn sequel Forbidden West.

You might say it's... simply the West. You might say that. If you were quite tired and couldn't come up with anything funnier.

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As you can see, it's quite a looker. The weathered steel on the controller and console unit is covered in green moss and gash marks from mechanical monsters. I especially like the moss on the custom DualSense controller, because that's almost exactly where the Cheeto dust and sweat will visibly merge on the standard white controller.

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Officially, there's no word on any limited-edition or custom PS5 models beyond the much-derided white unit. With that said, it's only a matter of time before we get to see what other editions Sony has planned for us.

Last month, PlayStation's vice-president of UX design, Matt MacLaurin took to LinkedIn to tease some "beautiful" special edition consoles.

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Shortly after explaining why the console is so much larger than the PlayStation 4, he spoke a little about the next-gen machine's completely overhauled UI, and added that we "can count on even more beautiful (and hopefully radical) special editions" beyond the standard white edition

Horizon Forbidden West / Credit: Sony
Horizon Forbidden West / Credit: Sony

"Customization with special editions will be beyond anything seen before", MacLaurin said, before adding that he'd love to see a special edition PS5 inspired by Horizon Forbidden West. Hopefully he spots the one put together by XboxPOPE, because I think there are few people who'd pay good money to see that design turned into the real deal. I certainly count myself among them.

Next-gen limited-edition designs were always inevitable though, weren't they? Both the PS4 and Xbox One saw a ludicrous number of custom designs launched over the course of their lifespan. In the past few months alone, we've seen a PS4 inspired by The Last Of Us Part II, and an Xbox One X inspired by Cyberpunk 2077. It never ends... and lord help me, I don't want it to.

Featured Image Credit: Sony/XboxPOPE

Topics: PlayStation 5, PS5, Next-Gen, sony

Ewan Moore

Journalist at GAMINGbible who still quite hasn’t gotten out of my mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), I went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis.