If you’re not happy with the PlayStation 5’s white/black/blue color scheme (which Sony seems fairly committed to as the official console colors), then you should know that the recent PS5 teardown video and various leaked reports indicate that the PS5’s faceplate will be removable.
In fact, there’s at least one company (PlateStation) that is already offering a few custom PS5 faceplate designs that you pre-order ahead of the console’s November 12 release date. Now, we should point out that Sony has not released an official guide for swapping your PS5’s faceplate and that PlateStation is not officially associated with Sony. Until official information (or even official PS5 faceplates) are available, we recommend that you proceed with caution in regards to any custom PS5 faceplate purchases.
Even if you decide to purchase a custom PS5 faceplate ahead of the console’s release, you may be disappointed to find that the initial customization options are somewhat underwhelming. We imagine that there will be many PlayStation fans who will want to swap the PS5’s white faceplate with a black faceplate to help it match the designs of the PS2, PS3, and PS4, but the appeal of additional color options such as Cherry Red, Indigo Blue, and Chromatic are going to come down to your personal preferences. There’s also this Jungle Camo option available for PS5 users who are concerned that the PS5’s luminescent design will make them easily identifiable in a wilderness environment:
Those early models may get the job done, but compared to some of the PS5 faceplate fan designs we’ve been seeing in recent weeks, it’s hard not to be a little disappointed by basic color swaps. I mean, just take a look at this beautiful custom God of War-themed PS5 shared by the God of War España Twitter account:
We’re not actually sure whether or not official PS5 faceplates will end up being quite so intricate, but as long as you are able to relatively easily swap out the console’s faceplate, then we should eventually see retail models of elaborate designs such as that. On that note, we’d love to see someone take a stab at producing a version of this The Last of Us Part 2 PS5 faceplate design that’s been making the rounds:
Even if you look past those “dream” PS5 designs that may prove to be difficult to mass produce, we’ve seen some comparatively simpler PS5 faceplates that showcase the more immediate potential of the console’s customization options. For instance, there’s this lovely Cyberpunk 2077-themed faceplate from the folks at GameByte:
We also have to pay respect to this Ghost of Tsushima skin from the very talented XboxPope Twitter account who always come through with some incredible designs:
Actually, we’d be remiss not to also mention this stunning Gran Turismo PS5 faceplate from the XboxPope account that brilliantly maximizes the use of a fairly minimalist design to showcase how the PS5’s basic structure makes it an especially appealing canvas for custom creators everywhere:
While those custom PS5 faceplates are not currently available for purchase (and, sadly, may never be available for purchase) they will hopefully prove to be a taste of what’s to come as the PS5’s line of official (and functionally unofficial) custom faceplates continues to grow.