PlayStation 5 Will Feature A ‘Practical’ UI But With ‘No Pixel Untouched’
With the PlayStation 5 design having been revealed last week, information is finally starting to trickle out of the Sony camp regarding the company’s next-gen console. While important information such as pricing remains ambiguous, Sony has begun to reveal some interesting details regarding the PlayStation 5 itself, with the most recent subject being the console’s UI.
During the PlayStation 5 reveal last week, the console’s OS was briefly teased in such a way that many weren’t actually aware of what was being teased. Building on that Easter egg, Sony’s VP of UX design, Matt MacLaurin, has unveiled some information regarding the console’s UI. In a recent LinkedIn thread, MacLaurin describes the interface as a “very interesting evolution of the OS,” revealing that it represents a ” 100 percent overhaul of the PS4 UI and some very different concepts.”
Sony’s small PS5 UI teaser there pic.twitter.com/D7m6SrVfCk
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) June 11, 2020
When asked about making changes to the homescreen interface, MacLaurin responded with a rather enigmatic “maybe,” while also hinting that custom hardware designs may be possible for the PlayStation 5 after launch. “This [hardware] is also customizable in ways previous gens weren’t,” MacLaurin said. He also hints that there will “maybe” be a black version of the PS5, stating that “there will be a special edition for everyone.” It’ll be interesting to hear more details about Sony’s console as we approach the holiday season.
The PlayStation 5 is slated to release this Holiday 2020.
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