Gamers all around the world are pretty familiar with Easter eggs. For those who aren’t very familiar with the term, it’s basically a hidden secret and treasure in games and movies. It’s oftentimes not really noticed at first but with a little bit of dedication and a lot of inspecting around, you’ll find it eventually. That’s the best part of Easter eggs, that it is used to hide information that connects or pays tribute to its references.
A prime example of this is the unforgettable E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The scene where E.T. goes trick or treating with the kids, they run into someone in a Yoda costume. Music composer John Williams wrote and conducted the scores for ET and all of the Star Wars movies. Pretty cool I would admit, coming from a movie that’s almost 40 years old.
Sony’s ultimate Easter Egg
Back to the good stuff, Sony’s been a big player in the video game production. Sony Interactive Entertainment has pretty much made growing up fun, with titles such as Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, Spyro the Dragon, and the list just never stops.
Now, the PS5 DualSense is an amazing piece of tech with its even refined motorized trigger buttons, and precise haptic feedback. However there’s another one Easter egg built in the controllers. You can’t really see them, but you need to feel them. That unmistakable matte feel is actually made up of tiny 40,000 micro texture of the squares, triangles, circles and crosses. Holding a controller with the squares, triangles, circles and crosses while playing the game with the same buttons.
How did they do it?
The micro designs are actually meant to provide a pleasant gaming period as Yujin Morisawa, Senior Art Director of Sony’s Design Center Product Design Group wanted a good balance. A balance of it being good-looking, textured enough to be comfortable and non-slip, but not rough enough to be uncomfortable during long gaming hours.
The amazing part is that the texture isn’t applied on the controllers. It’s made with the controllers with customized controller shells during the manufacturing process. The design is created when beads of molten ABS plastic are squeezed into tiny laser-cut crevices during the standard injection-molding process. Look around your PS5, perhaps you’ll come across with more Easter Eggs!