Sony have revealed what game boxes for PlayStation 5 games will look like once the console launches later this year, using the next-gen exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales to show off the familiar but stylish new design that’s true to the new PlayStation 5 console design.
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It’s certainly a bold new look, compared to the white on blue of the PlayStation 4 era, keeping with the white and black design of the PlayStation 5. The cover art for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales also looks pretty good, doesn’t it?
The big question is, does it also look… more expensive? Sony aren’t saying anything about price just yet.
Of course, it’s just yet another tiny little drip feed of information about the next generation from Sony. Outside of the PlayStation 5 game reveal in June and the technical reveal in March, Sony have been content to drop one little morsel of news about the next generation at a time. Revealing the box art is about as big or small as revealing the PS5 logo back in January (and nothing else) at CES. Of course, as a marketing strategy, it seems to be working. That logo reveal became the most-liked video game Instagram post ever, and it’s barely any different from the PS4 logo!
The June reveal event was a bonanza of game reveals and information though, with Spider-Man Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and so, so much more revealed. Not only that, but the flowing futuristic design of the PlayStation 5 as well.
I’m sure a lot of people are torn about getting the digital or the disc-based PlayStation 5, with the digital edition having a much more symmetrical and coherent appearance. Then again, there’s something nice about having a physical product, and I’m sure many will also be thinking about their collection of PlayStation 4 games when making a purchase decision. Does a white banner on a box sway you one way or the other?
Source: PS Blog