A company promising customized PlayStation 5 faceplates has come under scrutiny recently after their website briefly disappeared and their social media presence became temporarily hard to find. Now, the company is back online and promises that all orders for custom PS5 plates will be fulfilled.

When the PlayStation 5 teardown video has published the team at Customize My Plates, saw an opportunity to offer custom replacement PlayStation 5 plates with designs separate from the standard white that Sony offers by default.

Enter PlateStation5.com, the former name and web domain for a UK-based company selling unofficial, third-party PS5 accessories. Custom Plates LTD has no relationship with Sony in any capacity.

Custom Plates’ initial PS5 faceplates were popular enough that demand quickly sky-rocketed and sites, including our own, covered the products. But a confusing name change and social media blackout made some customers question the validity of the service.

In an email to IGN, Custom Plates confirmed copyright was one of the reasons for the name change as “a certain console provider’s lawyer recently ‘suggested’ a few changes to our website.” The company also confirmed copyright issues as a reason for the name change on Twitter.

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Custom Plates told IGN that it was aware of some of the concerns online about the business. The team feels that it “communicated our production delays transparently,” through a recent update on Twitter which outlined a 3-week delay on orders and promised a full refund for anyone who requests one.

“I think that’s fairly uncommon for your average vanishing venture,” they wrote in the email.

Custom Plates also sent IGN a screenshot of what they claim to be over $20,000 in refunds the company already paid out.

“Our site’s level of success hit like a suckerpunch,” Adam from Custom Plates writes in an email to IGN. “We misjudged demand and disappointed hundreds of supporters who helped us get off the ground.”

“It truly sucks not coming through for them. We can only say we’re sorry and that it won’t happen again. We’ve suspended all sales. When they go live again, every single one will be fulfilled without fail, without delay.”

Adam argued that suspending sales and refunding money to customers is proof this is a legitimate business.

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Without a physical product in hand, it’s understandable that customers can get nervous, especially from a new business. Situations arise on platforms like Kickstarter where new ventures over-promise and under-deliver, or sometimes never deliver.

Custom Plates still offers full refunds for customers but hopes its refund policy and transparency can ease customer concerns. “When the plates hit, there will be no doubt,” the company says. “We’re here for the long haul.”

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Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.
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