Sony’s PS5 controller officially has three different color schemes that are currently available, and thankfully, none of them are themed after McDonalds. However, a DualSense controller featuring McDonald’s colors was supposed to be a prize in Australia as part of the company’s first restaurant opened on the continent 50 years ago. It seems the massive fast-food chain didn’t receive Sony’s permission for their promotion.
In a statement to Press Start, McDonald’s Australia explained that it planned to give away the McDonald’s-themed controllers for it’s upcoming anniversary week event, which was not authorized by Sony. Now that their plans have been foiled, fans can instead look forward to birthday hoodies and channel subscriptions for Twitch streamers to give away.
“Sony PlayStation has not authorized the use of its controller in promotional materials related to the proposed Stream Week event and we apologies for any inconvenience caused,” McDonald’s Australia said. “McDonald’s stream week has been postponed and Sony PlayStation controllers will not be included in the giveaway.”
To say this controller design is unique is an understatement. If it wasn’t for the McDonald’s logo plastered on controller, it would be an O.K. look.