McDonald's Cooks Up Secret PS5 Controller With Questionable Aesthetics

A render from McDonald's cancelled PS5 controller
(Image credit: McDonald's)

When the universe came to light, first there was the KFConsole - a finger lickin' good gaming console built around PC hardware that featured its own chicken chamber. The world is still reeling from that particular design - and it seems that McDonald's has also looked at gaming hardware as a way to increase its popularity amongst the gaming crowds. As spotted by IGN, the McDonald's PS5 controller, designed by McDonald's Australia in celebration of its 50th anniversary, might've been one such design idea from the company. 

The PS5 controller was set to be a limited edition, available via a give away promotion, but in an update to the original IGN story it seems that the design was an internal concept and never meant for for media. McDonald's Australia says the design was scrapped in the product development stage. McDonald's Australia told Australian website Press Start that "Sony PlayStation has not authorised the use of its controller in promotional materials related to the proposed Stream Week event and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. McDonald's Stream Week has been postponed and Sony PlayStation controllers will not be included in the giveaway." 

The design was actually meant to enter production, where 50 of these controllers were to be distributed throughout McDonald's Stream Week - an event in which Twitch streamers would be giving away the McDonald's controller, alongside hoodies  and channel subscriptions. Only the PS5 controller was scrapped from the original planning. And well - so long. We never really knew you, but we don't think we wanted to, anyway.

Francisco Pires
Freelance News Writer

Francisco Pires is a freelance news writer for Tom's Hardware with a soft side for quantum computing.

  • Sohom
    wait what????????????????????????????????? thats why i got 'last of fries' with my order... lol
    Update: i am not so good with sarcasms....
  • Is McDonalds looking to enter the PC gaming market ? Will my McDonalds PC make me a milkshake while im gaming ?
  • TerryLaze
    Al care about is if this will connect without issues to my deep fried chicken console.