Months ago, Sony revealed the launch date of PlayStation 5, and we know it will launch on November 12. But ahead of the console’s launch, the company has shared its very first look at the PS5 console’s user experience. Sony released a new video that showcases the ‘look’ of the next-gen user interface and the new features that come with PS5. The Japanese company shared the details through the PlayStation Blog yesterday.
The PlayStation blog specifically notes that the new user experience ‘is completely centered’ on the player. It gives the players “a truly next-generation experience” that connects them to various games and the gaming community.
PlayStation 5 New Features
Sony claims at the PS5 is hundred times faster than the PS4. One of the key changes in the new console from the PS4 is the Control Center. It provides players the quick access to the console’s features with a single press of the PlayStation button without even leaving the game. Also, the company has rebuilt the entire software stack from the console that makes switching between games, navigating the interface, and entering online matches quickly. The new UI presents itself at a native 4K with HDR support that makes the gaming experience more fun.
Sony has added another feature called Activities that enable gamers to discover new gameplay opportunities and more. These are displayed in Control Center via on-screen cards and let players jump directly into levels they want to play. Players can also put some activity cards in picture-in-picture mode to view them without leaving the game.
“We wanted to give you an early peek at a part of the PS5 UX journey in our video walkthrough,” said Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management at Sony. He said there might be some minor changes in the user interface, as the company demonstrated it in a pre-production environment. However, this video gives the gamers an idea of what they should expect from the PlayStation 5 when it launches next month.