Sony has offered the first look to PlayStation fans at what the new game cases for PlayStation 5 game releases will look like when games begin to hit store shelves this holiday season. The reveal comes from the official PlayStation Twitter account and Insomniac Games. Together they revealed the PlayStation 5 box art for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. That’s the only example of the new game cases that we have so far, but it is probably safe to assume that other games will follow the same template.
As you can see in the tweet below, the PS5 game box is essentially the PS4 game box, but with a white finish at the top, which is consistent with the console and controller, both of which boast a two-color, black-and-white scheme. Beyond this touch, everything else looks the same. Like PS4 game cases, PS5 games will come packaged in a see-through blue plastic that will line the perimeter.
At the moment of publishing, it’s unclear how big the game cases are, but they will presumably utilize the same dimensions that PS4 game cases use.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 9, 2020
Of course, the industry is steadily moving towards an all-digital future, but for now, many PlayStation gamers still buy physical games only. So while getting game cases right isn’t as important to marketing teams as it used to be, it’s still relevant. And that’s probably why the cases are blue rather than white or black. While the latter options would look better, blue is synonymous with the PlayStation branding.
The PlayStation 5 is set to release worldwide sometime this holiday season. At the moment of publishing, not only is a precise release date unclear, but a price point is also unknown.
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