UPDATE 15/11/16: Sony has made its decision. Its new bear mascot has a name. And that name is...
You'll be able to host Bearnard on your PlayStation 4 from the end of this month, when his dynamic theme will launch for free.
Everyone, meet Bearnard. He'll be appearing in Bearnard?s Season Tour, a free dynamic PS4 theme avail to PS Plus members at the end of Nov. pic.twitter.com/aCZpPjJ4qe— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) November 15, 2016
It should have been Harambear.
UPDATE 15/11/16: Earlier today, PlayStation Europe took to Twitter to announce a new PS4 desktop theme starring a bear - and to ask fans to suggest its name.
The internet responded in predictable fashion.
So, we're making a new PS4 theme & we thought you could name the featured bear. Suggestions? We've already had Beary McBearface rejected ? pic.twitter.com/cfmp2LKIAU— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) November 11, 2016
With Beary McBearface out of the running, the most frequent request should come as no surprise: Harambear.
And here are some of the other suggestions we liked, listed in our order of preference:
- Bear Necessity
- Wheelie the Pooh
- The Beary Biker
- Beary Poppins
- Mary Beary
- Bearnie Sanders
- Admiral Akbear
We're surprised there has been no love, so far, for PlayStation 4 architect Mark Bearny. Or how about the late, great Bearnard Cohen?
Sony has yet to select a winner - so feel free to share your suggestions below.