McDonald’s PS5 Controller Giveaway Gets Stopped By Sony

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Several days ago, McDonalds Australia made the news by giving away 50 limited edition PS5 DualSense controllers, which would've been won by tuning into several Twitch streams for a "McDonald’s stream week".

Featuring the company’s Golden Arches logo, a yellow D-Pad and face buttons, alongside a picture of fries and a Big Mac Burger, However, Sony's now stepped in and put a stop to this, calling this an unauthorised promotion.


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McDonald’s PS5 Controller Giveaway Gets Stopped By Sony

Speaking through Press Start, McDonald's Australia offered this statement:

Unfortunately, McDonald’s stream week has been postponed and won’t be going ahead this Sunday. We are unable to confirm a new date for the proposed event at this time. We will have some great prizing [sic] including Macca’s 50th Birthday Hoodies and 50 channel subscriptions for each streamer to give away. We will be in contact with the new timing as soon as we have it confirmed
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.

Why McDonalds didn't reach out to Sony before making this move is unclear, since no agreement seems to have been made about designing these custom controllers. For now - officially, at least - you'll have to stick with the standard White, Midnight Black and Cosmic Red DualSense options.

Source: TechRadar

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