Last week Sony did an in-depth presentation of the PlayStation 5 hardware, but didn’t talk much about the software. Now we learnt he user interface will be a completely new, a “100 percent overhaul of the PS4 UI and some very different new concepts,” courtesy of Matt MacLaurin, Sony’s VP of OX design for PlayStation and his LinkedIn post.
MacLaurin didn’t give away much, but said that that the UI will be pragmatic and will be based on a new visual language. The major focus is speed: “Most important is experience goals measured in milliseconds across the entire UI”.
This makes sense, PS5’s unique feature is the custom-designed SSD that will beat even premium PC SSDs (and more to the point, is faster than that of the Xbox Series X). Load times will be a thing of the past.
Sony’s small PS5 UI teaser there pic.twitter.com/D7m6SrVfCk
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) June 11, 2020
If you’re not a fan of the color scheme of the new console, the VP teased that “there will be a special edition for everyone” and answered with a tantalizing “maybe” to the question of whether there will be a black model.