Last week was an exciting period for gamers as Sony officially gave the world its first look at the PlayStation 5 (PS5). And while the sleek-looking next-generation gaming console continues to generate hype, there’s still little known about what its user interface will look like.
According to Matt MacLaurin, vice president of UX Design at PlayStation, fans of the PS5 can look forward to a “brand new interface”. Specifically, MacLaurin explains that the future console’s UI is a “100% overhaul of the current generation PS4 UI)” and will feature some different and new concepts altogether. At the same time, MacLaurin is also quick to point out that the new interface will be more subtle but “no pixel is untouched” in the overhaul.
While MacLaurin and his team toil away at the UI redesign, Sony did tease fans with a brief glimpse of its UI during its PS5 livestream, as shown in the embedded video above. It may not seem much, but at a glance, the UI looks like a throwback to the interface of the PS3. Of course, seeing how MacLaurin and his team are still working on it, nothing is set in stone and it’s possible that what we’re looking at isn’t the final product.
On another note, MacLaurin also hinted at the possibility of the PS5 having custom hardware designs in the future, although what kind of hardware he’s referring to was left ambiguous. He also mentioned that Sony will release a black version of the PS5, as well as “special edition” models, but no specific date.