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PlayStation 5’s user experience showcased in an in-depth demo

Published: 14:08, 15 October 2020
Updated: 14:22, 15 October 2020
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PlayStation 5 Home Screen
A look at the PS5's Home screen

After a couple of leaks of PS5's UI in the past couple of months, we finally get an official in-depth demo of PS5's User interface. Many features are yet to be shown, but what Sony have demoed in this video looks very promising.

CONTROL CENTER

While in the game, players will be able to bring up the Control center with a press of PS button on the DualSense controller. As shown in the PS5 UX demo video, after the user Logged in from the Rest mode, we see the Sackboy: A Big Adventure paused in the background, and the Control center menu overlaid over the game in the most beautiful way.

The tiles used to navigate are called 'Cards', and through them, you interact with games and System in a variety of ways.

The first Card is showing recent posts from publishers of games you are following. The other one is for your captured media content, that you recorded using the Create button on the DualSense controller.

SONY PS5's 'Activities' feature offers in-game progress tracking, Game Help, and more PS5's 'Activities' feature offers in-game progress tracking, Game Help, and more

ACTIVITIES, GAME HELP

The Activities card is something new, announced in the video as something very powerful on the new PlayStation, and it really is a good-looking feature, many gamers will find useful. 

The Activities card basically tracks your in-game progress and you can see the percentage and estimated time showing how long will it take for you to finish that level, and you can also call out for 'Game Help' if you get stuck somewhere. How cool is that?

You can pin the card in a picture-in-picture mode for better tracking of your progress, and/or game-help.

PARTY, ONLINE MULTIPLAYER

One other interesting thing showcased is the ability to watch your friend playing a game on a 'Shared screen', while you chat together in the Party. You can set the shared video to picture-in-picture mode, or pin it to the corner of your screen, so it doesn't obstruct your game. You can access it anytime from the Control center too. Or just dismiss it.

Joining friends in the Online multiplayer game is super-fast and hassle-free, thank's to the PS5's SSD.

SONY PS5 UX is super-fast and gorgeous PS5 UX is super-fast and gorgeous

HOME SCREEN

The Home screen lands after you turn on the console, and there you can choose between the Game and Media hubs, which are completely separated. The PS5's Home screen looks super-clean and easy to navigate.

The other important news is that the PlayStation store is now fully integrated with the OS of the PS5.

The PS5 is set to launch Nov 12 in the US, and Nov 19 in the rest of the world.

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