The PlayStation emblem that seems in the iconic PS1 boot sequence is definitely a 3D mannequin, not a static 3D picture like so many people thought. It’s not one thing a mean person pays consideration to, neither is it one thing that makes a entire lot of distinction (no less than not now, anyway) but it surely’s a cool revelation nonetheless.

Last week, Twitter person Scuttlepunk revealed their discovery.

You can really transfer it round utilizing Unreal Engine to view it from completely different angles, as demonstrated under.

If you insert a non-compatible disc into your PS1, you’ll get a startup error that causes the system to freeze after the SCE emblem seems on display screen as regular. This causes the display screen to show black with the PS emblem lacking whereas the remainder of the visible glitches out and fades. In different phrases, this beloved 3D emblem solely seems as soon as the disc has handed authentication.

Called “Fearful Harmony,” the aforementioned glitch is greatest defined by the creator of this PlayStation Wiki, who wrote:

The purpose why the PS1 emblem is rarely current throughout Fearful Harmony is as a result of the mannequin is meant to be learn from the recreation disk, which is lacking on an invalid disk. This is just like the Nintendo emblem that shows at the starting of each Game Boy recreation, which was required in each cartridge’s ROM as copy-protection.

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[Via Kotaku]