As if it needed to be said, God of War is easily one of the PS4’s most anticipated exclusives, and fans of the title are almost certainly passing their time in one way or another to make the wait for its release seem shorter than it really is. However, one fan of the franchise who also happens to be an incredibly talented artist decided to while away the idle hours by in a productive manner by creating a beautiful custom PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller inspired by designs found within the forthcoming Santa Monica Studio sequel.
As seen in the images below, the God of War fan and designer Devin L. Smith has taken the garb worn by the game’s protagonist Kratos, as well as the character’s overall look, and applied to the overall scheme of the DualShock 4 peripheral. The controller’s coloring is reminiscent of the Ghost of Sparta’s red and white skin tones, it has leather straps wrapping around the grips, and it even has an ancient-looking emblem fixed on the back with illuminated etchings to replace the DualShock’s original lighting.
While all of the aforementioned features are nothing short of gorgeous, perhaps the most impressive looking feature on the custom God of War PS4 controller is the Omega symbol from the Greek alphabet sitting on top of the touch pad. As it so happens, the touch pad is still accessible, as the letter is overlain on a leather flap that can be flipped over whenever players need to use the center of the controller.
Interestingly enough, this God of War peripheral is far from the first custom controller that Devin L. Smith has put together, as he’s also created a PS4 controller inspired by the Pip-Boy 3000 from Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout 4. Not to mention, the designer has even shown Microsoft some love by using an Xbox One controller as the basis for a rendition of the art style from Arkane Studio’s stealth-action game Dishonored 2, giving the device a sleek steampunk look.
Taking everything into consideration, should Smith manage to get an official licensing deal with Sony and Santa Monica Studio to mass manufacture his custom God of War PS4 controllers, there’s no doubt that they would sell like hot cakes. After all, it would be the perfect collectible to add alongside the forthcoming Kratos action figure being released by NECA later this year.
God of War is currently scheduled to release sometime in early 2018 for PlayStation 4.
Source: End of Line Designs