THE current generation of gaming hardware is a few years old, and rumors of updated versions are piling up on the horizon.
We don’t know what these new models will look like, but we have a long wish list of things we’d like to see.
However, we lack the degree in product design to make our dreams come true.
That’s why we enlisted the help of chalka popular AI image generator that helps our dreams – somehow – become real.
For all fans, we’ve also included what we’d like to see changed on the console and why.
It may not be pretty, but here are the next three big consoles as designed by AI.
Nintendo Switch 2.0
Nintendo stands out in the gaming market as a separate entity. It’s not really trying to compete with PlayStation or Xbox.
What we love about the Switch is the ability to go from handheld to home console in seconds, so we wanted to jump into that.
Even the Switch Lite is a bit too bulky to carry comfortably in your pocket, so we’d make the base even smaller, the size of the phone.
The other issue the Switch has is that the joycons are naff.
Aside from stick drift — a common problem with controllers — they’re just small and difficult to use.
Based on Hori’s third-party controller, we want a controller that converts into a pro controller without an additional grip.
Adjusting the shape would give a better grip and prevent the joycon from losing in your hands.
We’d also give them a proper d-pad, something we know Nintendo has been trying to add in more recent versions.
The Switch’s obvious flaw is that it’s not as powerful as its competitors, but it doesn’t need to be either.
If you want a powerful handheld, the Steam Deck is a great option with an incredible selection of powerful games.
Nintendo can focus on what it does best and focus on a handheld that goes back to the company’s roots.
Let’s reclaim something as daring and glorious as Nintendo’s biggest console, the Game Boy Micro.
We also want to keep that gorgeous OLED screen. It’s hard to go back once you’ve had one.
PlayStation 5 Pro
The PlayStation 5 is a big healthy boy that Sony is very proud of, but it’s definitely not without its flaws.
We’d like a much smaller PS5, and if we’re really greedy it should be able to sit on the shelf with ease.
The AI spat out this nice little square and it gave us the vibe of the PS One remodel, which is one of its most refined consoles.
We wanted to keep the disc drive but also give people the one PlayStation feature they’ve been wanting since the release of the PS5 – decent backwards compatibility.
Not only through subscription services like PS Plus, but also with full physical compatibility like the 60GB PS3 model.
Hopefully, a smaller console means less noise too, as the PS5 can get pretty loud when you’re in a game.
The last thing we would change is the controller.
We like the touchpad, which is great for typing, and in love with the haptic feedback and responsive triggers.
However, PlayStation has an odd attachment to aligned thumbsticks that we’ll never really understand.
If they were offset like the Xbox Elite controller, the DualSense would be the best out there, through and through.
Xbox series next
It was very difficult to get the AI to move away from that muddy navy color, so apologize in advance for that.
However, a choice of colors instead of the standard white and black would be a fun addition to the design.
The overall design of the smaller Series S is well received by gamers, mainly because it fits nicely on any shelf.
The only issue the consoles in the series suffer from is noise, so a larger, lower powered fan would not only help with the console’s power consumption issues, but would also keep it quiet.
While we love the shape and size of the S, we’re talking pipe dreams here, so we still want the drive and power of the X.
We’d just prefer it if the performance didn’t come with the obvious downside of the console looking like a fridge.
You may also have noticed that we just Photoshopped the elite controller, because this bad boy’s design and layout is already perfect.
But if we allow PlayStation to relocate its thumbsticks, then I think it’s okay to allow Xbox to steal PlayStation’s haptics and adaptive triggers.
While Xbox already offers great backwards compatibility with the games in its Game Pass library, could we get that for free too?
Maybe that’s asking too much.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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https://www.thesun.ie/tech/9442327/pro-console-ai-redesigns/ We used AI to redesign the THREE major consoles – including that weird PS5 Pro