PS2-inspired PS5 design appears to have been cancelled

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PS2-inspired PS5 design appears to have been cancelled

SUP3R5 appear to have cancelled production of the “Inspired by Retro” PS5 after receiving “credible threats to their safety”.

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As reported by Video Games Chronicle, SUP3R5 have cancelled all orders and deleted their official Twitter account. In the deleted tweets, they said “We take these threats seriously. We aren’t willing to risk the safety and well-being of our team, or the potential impact this would bring to delivering your order.”

The consoles were designed to be capitalise on the 20th anniversary of the PlayStation 2 console, creating a black design with blue highlights. The design also featured the inclusion of the original multi-coloured PlayStation logo for extra nostalgia.

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SUP3R5 were initially charging $649 for the Digital Version and $749 for the disc drive version. The retail versions of these consoles would be around $399 for digital, and $499 for one with a disc drive.

The company were also willing to customise people’s DualSense controllers for $99, at the cost of the controller’s warranty, as the customisation process would require the controller to be taken apart.

Fans of the PlayStation brand have hoped that the easily removable faceplates will lead to customisation being available, but there have been no signs of Sony creating cosmetic faceplates.

The cancellation of the retro PlayStation design comes after an independent company known as CustomizeMyPlates sought to create its own versions of faceplates as third-party PlayStation peripherals.

It was reported that Sony allegedly threatened legal action over the company, forcing them to cease production. As a result, they were required to refund all customers who had pre-ordered a PS5 faceplate. 

Published at Sun, 10 Jan 2021 13:49:09 +0000

‘Valorant’ introduces new stealthy agent Yoru in Episode 2

Riot Games have announced Yoru, the 14th agent for Valorant.

The second episode of Valorant is due on the on January 12. It will come with a battlepass, and a cosmetic skin pack, the “Run-It-Back Bundle” as well as new agent Yoru.

Yoru, an Infiltrator Duellist who specialises in stealthy misdirection and movement, made his debut in the RETAKE cinematic, below:

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The champion was initially teased back in December 2020. Valorant’s character producer John Goschicki hinted in a blog post that the character would be  a Duelist for players who prefer being “lurkers” and Yoru’s abilities bear this out.

As an agent, Yoru is designed to focus on sneaking and infiltration, and using abilities and traps to confuse enemies.

His abilities are as follows:

C – Fakeout: Equip an echo that mimics footsteps when activated Fire to activate and send the echo forward, Alt Fire to place an echo in place, Use the inactive Echo to send it forward.

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E – Gatecrash: Equip to harness a rift tether Fire to send the tether out moving forward, Alt Fire to place a tether in place, Activate to teleport to the tether’s location.

Q – Blindside: Equip to rip an unstable dimensional fragment from reality. Fire to throw the fragment, activating a flash that winds up once it collides with a hard surface in the world.

X – Dimensional Rift: Equip a mask that can see between dimensions. Fire to drift into Yoru’s dimension, unable to be affected or seen by enemies from the outside.

Episode 2 Act 1 will also see the introduction of the Run-It-Back weapon skin bundle, which will feature popular skins from previous iterations of the shop, including the Oni Phantom, Prime Spectre, and Spline Operator.

Published at Sun, 10 Jan 2021 13:17:15 +0000

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