UPDATE (8:40 PM): Sony Malaysia has removed the post entirely. The paragraph in question has been edited to reflect this, and a screenshot of the removed post’s cache is included in its place.
ORIGINAL STORY (6:30 PM):
If you’ve been scrolling through Facebook, you’ve probably seen a number of your friends with photos of the PS5 box. And if you look closely enough, you’ll see that it’s an image that’s superimposed via augmented reality (AR). And if you haven’t figured it out, it’s an Instagram filter.
Sony Malaysia previously credited AR On Everything for creating the Instagram filter on its Facebook page. That mention has since been removed, followed by the removal of the post entirely. A cached copy of it is still available, at the time of this edit but without the mention of AR On Everything, and with images not loading properly.
But at any rate, with it, you’ll be able to take dishonest shots of your own involving the PS5. Who knows, you may just be able to convince someone that you do in fact own the upcoming next generation console.
You can find the filter as an effect to be applied via the Instagram Story Camera. Once you’re there, scroll to “Browse Effects” and search for “PS5 box”. There are also effects of the console itself already available. But it’s probably easier to tell that they’ve been superimposed compared to the box.
On a related note, Sony Malaysia’s post also includes an image of the PS5 that says Holiday 2020. Though that shouldn’t be taken as an indication that we will indeed be getting the console by this year. After all, the console’s official page is still lacking a proper launch window ever since it was removed last month.
(Source: Sony Malaysia / Facebook [removed])