Update 31st July: McDonalds Australia has delayed its stream week due to an issue with promotional materials, as detailed in a statement issued to Press-Start: “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 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.”
Were those recently released PlayStation 5 controllers in red and black not really doing it for you? If your answer to that question is yes and you live in Australia, you could instead try to win this PS5 pad themed around one of the planet's most popular fast-food chains. McDonald's has created its own limited edition controller, and we'll let you decide if it's totally hideous or not.
You've got fries on the left, a hamburger on the right, and the McDonald's logo in the centre of the touchpad. You're basically a walking (or sitting down?) advertisement for the brand if you happen to win one, but then that might be no bad thing for someone so passionate about Ronald McDonald. While the thumbstick and triggers have been left alone, the D-pad and face buttons have also been spray-painted yellow.
There are 50 of these McDonald's themed PS5 controllers for the community to win, and to be in with a shot of doing so, you need to watch certain streamers on Twitch. They'll be playing the likes of Overwatch, Minecraft, FIFA 21, and Night in the Woods across the next seven days. Do you want one? If not, campaign to make the Big Tasty meal a permanent menu item in the comments below.