(Pocket-lint) – Dbrand (who you might recognize from a long-standing partnership with YouTuber MKBHD) caused a stir almost a year ago when he followed the launch of the PlayStation 5 by posting this which he called Darkplates.
These black facades replaced the PS5’s own white versions, which can easily be removed, to give it a completely different and much-requested look. The black plates flew off the shelves and were often out of stock, but now Sony seems to have had enough.
Given that Dbrand had coated posts urging Sony to “try to sue us” over its marketing for Darkplates, there is a bit of irony here, but Dbrand loudly protests that the ceasefire that has been given to him. granted is unfair.
On the one hand, he argues that the ability to choose new third-party facades should be allowed under the right of repair, and he also states that the shape symbols with which he has overlaid the interior of his Darkplates are distinct from those of Sony.
A lengthy post on Reddit explains the company’s full position and objections, although it comes with the caveat that the plates are already unavailable, so it’s clearly conceding a boisterous and annoyed defeat.
Part of his anger is based on the suspicion, shared by many, that given Sony’s release of the black versions of the Dualsense controller and the Pulse 3D headset, a black PS5 could be around the corner, giving a clear pattern. to kill Darkplates after so many months.
Whether that happens is a matter of waiting to see, but for now, Dbrand is back selling skins and wraps for the console, rather than full aftermarket parts. That still leaves a lot of options if you want a different look and feel, however.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills. Originally published on .