PS4 Launch Lights Up the Pope’s Castle in Rome With Stunning Light Show Made of Blue and Polygons

on November 28, 2013 2:56 PM

We’re just three hours away from the launch of PS4 in Italy, and Sony Computer Entertainment prepared something quite special in the beautiful city of Rome.

The launch event will be held at the iconic Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle St. Angel), built as a Mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian, then turned into a Papal fortress and prison, and today used as a museum and summer residence for the Pope.

For the occasion the castle is being lit up by a stunning light show that paints its ancient walls fully blue and then switches to a ray-traced polygon pattern.

Below you can see a gallery few lovely pictures of the event, courtesy of Twitter users A__yamiPSiSabremanovosonicoiWaggle3DDottorNiccoScopriRoma and andymonza.

Can’t say Sony isn’t playing on the show factor for the launch of its new console.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.