PlayStation 5 custom faceplate designer dbrand announced an all-new board that could help the high-powered console run cooler during long gaming sessions and hopefully avoid getting another cease-and-desist order. While the striking black and white design of the standard PS5 is sufficient for most gamers, some have gone to great lengths to create their own custom faceplates to bring Sony's cutting-edge console to life, ranging from black livery. more traditional down to the look. with the theme of PlayStation exclusive titles such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales and God Of War (2018).
However, Sony itself seems less than enthusiastic about the idea of third-party companies selling unofficial custom PS5 faceplates, and Sony has taken legal action against it in recent years. While some companies behind such faceplates have complied with Sony's cease-and-desist orders, others have openly defied Sony to sue them as they continued with their plans to release custom plates for the PS5 well into 2021. Others still point out that Their products differ enough from official PS5 skins that Sony's claims of copyright infringement might not necessarily apply, as was the case when the company formerly known as PlateStation5 resumed sales of its custom black PS5 skins. renamed CMP Shells earlier this year. Dbrand was one of the few companies to openly challenge Sony's claims of copyright infringement regarding custom PlayStation 5 skins, and has returned to announce its new Darkplates 2.0 design.
This new PS5 faceplate comes in a matte black finish and includes a handful of additional features that standard PS5 plates don't have, like LED light strips running down the internal sides and additional air vents that Dbrand says will help. to make the console run cooler. On dbrands' official Reddit page, the Canadian company explained that this new design was made in part to bypass Sony's patent on the PS5 faceplates and allow Dbrand to continue selling Darkplates 2.0 without further legal issues.
Despite the PS5's well-documented state-of-the-art cooling system, concerns about the console overheating and possible irreparable damage are a constant problem for owners. This concern arose when images of a PS5 screen model that caught fire at Best Buy went viral just days before the console's launch last November. Recently, tech experts claimed that a new slimmer PS5 model appearing in the Japanese and Australian markets could overheat faster due to a reduced heat sink, but this was later debunked with reports that it actually works more. cool than the original PS5.
As such, the extra ventilation on Dbrand's custom PlayStation 5 Darkplates 2.0 could be quite comfortable for PS5 owners, and the altered design could give the company enough leeway to avoid continued legal action from Sony in the future. There have been plenty of custom PS5 skins in recent years, but Dbrand's latest offering takes the accessory to the next level by adding additional functionality to the cutting-edge (but always elusive) PlayStation 5.