Game news PS2: Canceled by Sony, an old prototype of a game box with special design surfaces
In the 90s, Sony pulverized the competition by unveiling its PlayStation and timeless titles housed in a square plastic case along with a booklet. A sketchy but effective design that Sony wanted more originally before introducing the PlayStation 2, its second console, before changing its mind.
It’s a fun discovery that our colleagues from Kotaku. With the Playstation 2Sony has finally given up on its big sister’s square boxes for the rectangular design we are all familiar with. But the story could have been very different.
Late 1980s and early 1990s Designer Hock Wah Yeo stands out for his creations, packaging designs that are as strange as they are original, as we have never seen them in the video game industry.
At the time, the designer was sometimes hired by publishers who hired him to develop enclosures such as we seldom see unlike the general purpose design we know. At the same time, Sony is thinking more and more about giving the future boxes of its games an original look. Playstation 2
The orientation of the planets is set and the designer, who gives up his cardboard creations and faces a final challenge in the video game industry, is hired by Sony. With this, the Japanese company is giving its chance to design future game boxes, which you will find below.
Inspired, Hock Wah Yeo then developed a rectangular prototype that was surmounted by a circle that was supposed to accommodate the console’s CD carrier. Other than that Sony Japan is quick to finish the project and change its mind to target a much more standardized design., the banal plastic DVD case that is both more ergonomic to store and easier to manufacture.
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