Sony finally unveiled its PS5 console hardware last week at an online event. The company also briefly teased the UI to give PlayStation enthusiast and players a brief of what is to be expected. In a now-deleted LinkedIn thread while answering questions from fans, Sony’s VP of UX Design at PlayStation, Matt McLaurin described the new UI as a “very interesting evolution of the OS,” and says “100 percent overhaul of the PS4 UI and some very different new concepts”.
PS4 players have gotten used to the current blue screen UI and the incoming PS5 UI will represent a complete overhaul matching Sony’s design of the PS5 console. “As it’s UI it’s practical first, but it’s a whole new visual language and a complete rearchitecting of the user interface,” explains MacLaurin.
The PS5 will feature 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a custom 825GB SSD with fast-load times which will be faster than most high-end PCs. Sony is maintaining that across its user interface as well, “most important is experience goals measured in milliseconds across the entire UI,” MacLaurin explained.
Sony promises to show off more of the PS5 in the coming months and the new UI is expected to be fully revealed soon.
Answering questions from fans regarding the current colour scheme of the PlayStation 5, MacLaurin hinted “maybe” there might be other colours such as black in the future. He also hinted saying “there will be a special edition for everyone”.