No, Sony and Microsoft are not teaming up to make one all-powerful super gaming system.
Instead, gamer and Reddit reader Timofiend took it upon himself to create an amalgamation of the world’s two most popular video game consoles.
The console modder managed to fit an original [not slim] 80 GB Playstation 3 and a slim Xbox 360 in one chassis designed to look like a PC tower.
“Spent the last month or so working on this, has a new Xbox 360 slim inside, and an 80gig PS3 (normal one not the slim, as I couldn’t afford to buy two new consoles for this project I just used mine),” he wrote on Reddit.
It seems from the developers post, that others will attempt to follow in his footsteps. He is currently preparing documents that will show others how to merge their console into a single case as well.
And the creation is not just for show. It actually works. Timofiend writes about playing Call of Duty: Black Ops for PS3 on his new dual console.
“I’m half confident it won’t overheat much, as the ps3’s temperature hardly increased when playing black ops for an hour,” he wrote. “Although I would be skeptical about playing Uncharted 2 on the ps3 and an equivalent graphically intensive game on the xbox at the same time for long periods of time.”
Photos of the dual console reveal its design showing how the front panel of the chassis opens where both the Xbox 360 and PS3 disc drives are located.
And the developer did not just fit both systems into a giant PC looking chassis, but rather took apart both gaming systems and reworked the parts to create one tower capable of playing both PS3 and Xbox 360 games.
He also has the dual console connected to two televisions at the same time so the user can play both systems simultaneously.