If you’ve been lucky enough to not see the McDonald PlayStation 5 DualSense controller up to this point, take a look at this picture above and just let it sink in. God, it’s so delightfully hideous, isn’t it? Truly a crime committed against my eyes and sensibilities. But goddamn, wouldn’t it be a great thing to have and just revel in how vile it is? Well, it’s too bad because McDonald’s has confirmed that this monstrosity was never meant to see the light of day.
In a statement issued to IGN, McDonald’s Australia said “the image was provided to media in error and there is no commercial relationship between McDonald’s Australia and Sony PlayStation.”
This came after another statement sent to Press Start, which said Sony never authorized the use of the DualSense in McDonald’s advertising.
“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.”
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The whole thing started when McDonald’s Australia was showing off the concept as a controller it would be giving out as part of a giveaway during a stream celebrating the Australian branch of the fast-food restaurant’s 50th anniversary. The company said it had made 50 of these controllers to give away, but now that it’s backtracked, these french fries and burger-adorned beauties will never actually be made and sent to 50 lucky folks. At least, not by any official means. If someone were to paint their own DualSense to look like it, would they be happy with what they’ve done, or look upon the new life they’ve created in horror?