On a similar day, Microsoft began rolling out its new UI to Xbox One users. Sony has surprised fans with a fresh video offering a deep dive into the UI of the upcoming PlayStation 5, and fans are already loving the fashionable, clean design.
Presented in 4K, the video (below) offers over 11 minutes of footage, revealing just about everything there’s to understand about the PS5’s UI.
From a replacement Control Centre to Activity Cards detailing game objectives, the new interface looks pretty feature-packed – and it’s all available without having to go away a game. If you are looking for user experience tips, our UI design guide has you covered.
“The new UX is totally centered on the player,” Sony explains during a blog post. “It introduces several new features designed to form your gaming experiences more fun, engaging, personalized, and social.”
The headline features are that the new Control Centre provides access to the new UI “at one press of the PlayStation button on the DualSense wireless controller.” We weren’t big fans of the controller’s design, but a minimum of the DualSense appears to be pulling its weight functionality-wise.
Meanwhile, activities are designing to bring the user closer to the games. However, it is enabling them to get new gameplay opportunities or maybe return to things they’ve missed. With numerous massive, detailed open-world games around lately, the odd pointer sounds pretty handy to us.
A UI won’t sound just like the most enjoyable reveal, but PlayStation fans are already lapping up the clean and crisp New Look. Moreover, many have compared it favorably with the PS4’s UI design and the upcoming Xbox Series X (which users have complained covers up their existing wallpapers).
One thing that may not clear is whether or not the UI also will become available to PS4 users. Microsoft’s new UI is already accessible on the Xbox One.
It is undoubtedly a method of getting users talking about the new console. Still, the positive response to the PS5’s UI is going to be excellent news for Sony.
The console’s planning was somewhat less warmly received. And it is located itself on the receiving end of several brutal yet hilarious memes.