With less than a month to go, Sony showed the first look at the user experience (UX) of its new console PlayStation 5. The new UX is completely gamer-centric, to deliver a true next-gen experience with a deeper immersion that quickly connects to your games and a community of players.
Thinking about the value of user time, all the new features that the console offers are inspired by that concept and vision. The new UX introduces several new features designed to make the gaming experience more fun, engaging, personalized, and social.
One of the featured features is a new Control Center, which provides immediate access to almost everything you need from the system by simply pressing the PlayStation button on the DualSense wireless controller, all without leaving the game.
A new function called Activities, designed to bring the user closer to the key elements of gameplay. Activities are displayed through on-screen cards in the Control Center, allowing you to discover new gameplay opportunities, return to things the player missed, jump directly to levels or challenges that you want to play, and much more. Some Activity cards can be displayed in picture-in-picture mode, so they can be viewed without leaving the game.
Navigating the interface, switching between games, and jumping into online games happens quickly, as the entire software stack has been rebuilt from console to network to deliver a true next-generation experience. “We believe that the less time you spend waiting to interact with the system, the more time you will have to spend playing video games,” he explained. Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President of Platform Planning and Administration, Sony.
Likewise, because this is a pre-production environment, the company advised that there may be some small changesBut he wanted to give a taste of what to expect when the PS5 launches in November.