User interface screenshots

#1 Posted by dgtlty (153 posts) -
#2 Posted by xyzygy (9893 posts) -

To be honest it looks as though it's borrowing a lot from the new Windows experience. Which I love. Looking good so far!

#3 Edited by mandude (2669 posts) -

Looks in line with their recent PSN interface update, of which I think pretty highly.

#4 Edited by Tajasaurus (793 posts) -

It looks pretty rad. Big and fun and clean.

#5 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2197 posts) -

Looks nice and clean, but I expect there to be ads somewhere on there.

#6 Edited by kortex (444 posts) -

These are all screenshots from the ps4 meeting, i think. what i am interested in the most is what it looks like after you booted the system and how easy it will be to access your library and the store. god, i really hope the don't separate the store from the rest again. starting an app to browse new releases sucks on ps3.

#7 Posted by Kinapuff (244 posts) -

It looks.. temporary. Something about it seems off to me, and I would've hoped they'd settle for something more stylized/"modern". The new PSN store definitely felt in a step in that direction, so I was surprised to see a layout this simplistic.

#8 Edited by thebunnyhunter (1354 posts) -

End of an era this is. Goodbye XMB.....i just want to say I loved you

#9 Edited by djou (858 posts) -

@Kinapuff Yes I agree, I hope they do something more stylized, I'm sure with all the console horsepower they could add some animations and textures to pretty it up. Sony didn't disclose how much of the RAM/processor is dedicated to the OS but I assume its enough to have a good interface.

The screen shots make it look a lot like the current PSN interface which runs like ass. I've never cared for the cobalt blue background and the san serif typeface looks too much like the Windows Metro fonts which are just an iteration of Segoe.

#10 Posted by SuperLlamaFarmer (19 posts) -

Really not liking it. The blue is just too obtrusive, I'd hope you can theme that to something less overwhelming. The rest, the information pages are too cluttered. I like the share / video edit screens more as they have more focus.

#11 Posted by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

Looks like a confusing mess but hey.... that seems to be the trend now days right?

#12 Edited by Ubersmake (754 posts) -

It's not the Vita UI, and that's what I'm happy about. I do like the Vita UI to some degree, but that's because it's on a handheld with a massive touchscreen on the front. When news came out that the PS4 controller would also have a touchscreen, I was afraid that they'd try to get the Vita UI to work somehow with a TV and controller. Keep in mind that the XMB was used on a lot of Sony devices, so my fear was that Sony would be trying to make a new universal UI for their products, based on what's on the Vita.

#13 Posted by Camoufrage (84 posts) -

It could be a lot worse. The UI has obvious inspirations from Windows 8 and other Metro-style services, but it's using a controller so it's fine. Windows 8 is trash because you are trying to use a mouse & keyboard on something made for tablets. That won't be much of a problem for the PS4 and it's controller (possibly even be using the touchpad for the menus).

#14 Posted by Gruebacca (499 posts) -

Looks fine to me. I appreciate the trend towards tiles, as they make a bunch of stuff on screen seem neat and less cluttered. The more stuff you can pack on the screen, the better.

I'm mainly more concerned with how it runs. It reminds me of the look of the new PSN, and I really like that look, but it runs like a constipated elephant. I suspect those problems will be eliminated with better hardware, but it's hard to say how well it will perform five or six years from launch when there will possibly be a newer, more taxing UI for the PS4 to deal with.

#15 Posted by SlashDance (1804 posts) -

I loved the XMB but I guess this looks fine.

In any case, the 360 taught me that you can have great gaming experiences even if your console has a terrible UI, so I'm not too worried.

#16 Posted by mellotronrules (1172 posts) -

looks pretty decent. not the most inventive design i've seen, but it seems functional enough. not a big fan of that blue, however.

#17 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

To be honest it looks as though it's borrowing a lot from the new Windows experience. Which I love. Looking good so far!

A ton of things are, web design, billboards, and a lot of Mobile OS's are taking a bit of Microsofts design. It's odd to think Microsoft is leading the charge in design now and not Apple or Sony.

#18 Edited by HeyImPhoenix (169 posts) -

Looks pretty clean! I like it a lot!

#19 Edited by RustySanderke (117 posts) -

I guess I'll get used to it, although I still miss the XMB on Vita.

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