IN A NUTSHELL:
- PS5 designer admitted that the initial plans were to make the console even bigger;
- Yujin Morisawa doesn't mind comparing it to routers and other things - he thinks it's good that the device reminds people of familiar objects;
- The Japanese would like to buy both versions and place one vertically and the other horizontally.
In an interview for The Washington Post, Yujin Morisawa, senior art director of the PlayStation 5 project, admitted that he initially wanted the console to be even bigger than it is now. It's noteworthy that the final version of PS5 is considered to be the largest gaming console ever built.
“When I started drawing, it was much larger even though I didn’t know what engineering was going to do. It’s kind of funny that engineering actually told me it’s too big. So, I actually had to shrink it down a little bit from the first drawing,” Morisawa said.
Interestingly, the designer of the PS5 look doesn't feel affected by the frequent, humorous comparisons to routers and other items.
“When you design something, you want to make it feel comfortable. Sometimes it looks like a plant or some animal or some object. I think that’s more comfortable than something that’s weird, or something that they’ve never seen before,” Morisawa said.
Morisawa also can't tell wha in position he would put the PlayStation 5 if he had one, because he likes it both vertically and horizontally. The designer said that... he'd be happy to just buy two versions.
"I don’t have [a PS5 - editorial] yet. (laughter) If I could get one, personally, I would go for both. I designed both [the standard and digital editions of the PlayStation 5], so I would buy both and place one vertically and one horizontally."
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