It's one of the most famous video game logos of all time, but have you ever wondered what Sony's Playstation symbol looks like from behind? Us neither, but modders have discovered that the original startup logo isn't simply a static 2D image – and it's changed everything we thought we knew about the world.
It turns out the PS1 logo is in fact a 3D model, which means it can be moved around and, yes, rotated. We've always known that the design depicts a P sitting atop a horizontal S, but that doesn't make it any less strange to see said perpendicular letters from other angles. Spoiler alert: from behind, it's hardly one of the best logos of all time.
the ps1 bios logo actually being a 3D model means you can view it at some really cursed forbidden angles pic.twitter.com/2u2Pa0GEOdJune 30, 2021
While some are shocked to see that Sony actually rendered the two letters in 3D, others say they've always suspected it was a multi-dimensional design. But either way, one thing it seems everyone can agree on is that the PlayStation logo has a good side – and a bad side.
There are things humanity was not meant to see https://t.co/YKBfb6b6tHJuly 2, 2021
The fact that this wasn't a static 2D image just doesn't sit well with my soul. It blows my mind honestly. https://t.co/VXSuXlwKBkJuly 2, 2021
While Sony's more recent PlayStation logos have been a somewhat underwhelming affair (we're looking at you, PS5 logo (opens in new tab)), the original design is arguably a bonafide classic. But we're not sure we'll be to look at it the same way again after realising that from certain angles, that 'S' really does look like a colourful snake.
So, if like 99.99999 per cent of the world, you haven't managed to buy a PS5 just yet, why not dust off that old PS1 and let the memories come flooding back? Just be warned, you won't be able to look at the boot up screen the same way again. If you're ready to start gaming, check out today's best games console deals below.