Sony gives in-depth look at PlayStation 5 user interface in new video
Sony just revealed one of the last big questions about the next PlayStation 5: what the user interface looks like . A long new walkthrough shows what using the console will actually look like when it launches November 12.
The new user interface is a big change for Sony, offering a complete overhaul of the rather spartan menus that the PlayStation 4 offered. Similar to the PlayStation 4, Sony will offer a row of installed or available games (or streaming apps, in a separate tab) that showcase the different games, each with their own hub.
By doingScrolling down with this game hub you will see more specific activities and game modes that can be launched directly from the home screen, along with other news and clips from the title. Sony claims that some backward compatible PS4 games will also offer similar functionality.
Sony is also experimenting with an Explorer menu that displays official Sony and developer news, as well as trending gameplay videos and clips, although it is said to be still testing the functionality and that not all users can have access to it at launch.
There is a new "Control Center " menu, accessible at any time by pressingon the PlayStation button, which gives gamers access to a wide range of system tools, like seeing notifications, who friends are online, control music, manage console and controller settings, and see the status of downloads. There is also a new set of maps, a key UI element that serves as a kind of continuous flow of information about games, recent achievements or screenshots, etc.
The row of cards also contains new "Activities", individual cards that refer to specific levels or play modes in a game. Selecting one Activity will give an overview of this level, including a custom estimate of how long the PlayStation 5 thinks it will take you to complete the level and any items you haven't completed yet.
Some games and objectives will also include an official “Game Aid” for PlayStation Plus subscribers, which will display helpful videos and tips for the specific objective directly in the game. Some maps even support a picture-in-picture or split-screen view to help players see clues side by side.
Sony is developing Also how games will work on PlayStation 5. Players can now share their screens with other members of their party and even pin these separate game streams alongside their own. The games are also meant to serve as groups. more persistent gameplay, instead of single voice chat channels.
Finally, the PlayStation Store has also been directlyintegrated into the overall software (instead of a separate app), making it easy to find new games and apps to buy and download on the PlayStation 5.